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Broadleaf Plantain, plantain majeur
Plantaginaceae
Plantago major


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Plantaginaceae Family

Plantago Genus

Location

Origin: Eurasia

U.S. Distribution: Throughout



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Plantaginaceae
Lamiales
Lamiales
Tounge Order (Mints)
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information


Height: Up to 8 in.

Foliage: Alternate in rosettes, all basal, elliptic to broadly ovate, strongly ribbed and waxy

Flowers: Small tubular flowers in short cylindrical spikes

Bloom time: June to September

Habitat: Pastures, meadows, lawns

Soil: Rich, moist soil



"University of Vermont Extension"
This pest causes problems by:
Other: Latin name of the plant from ‘planta’ meaning sole of the foot, referring to the shape of the leaves. Plants are durable - can withstand repeated trampling. Leaves can be eaten and are said to have a slight mushroom taste with some bitterness. Crushed leaves can be applied as a poultice to relieve the pain of insect stings or poison ivy itch.
How to get rid of it:




Broadleaf Plantain, plantain majeur - Pests
Broadleaf Plantain, plantain majeur - Pests - May 18, 2009

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