plantain, broadleaf

COMMON NAME: Plantain, broadleaf
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Plantago major
FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
LIFECYCLE: Perennial
FEATURES: Tap-rooted, rosette forming perennial. Leaves obovate to orbicular, with distinct parallel veins
that run length of leaf. Inflorescence a single stalk, elongated at top 3 to 8 cm.
DESCRIPTION: Similar characteristics to buckhorn plantain except: 1. Leaves obovate to orbicular; 2.
Inflorescence more elongated along stem, not compact at head.

Broad View Large developed plant

Broad View
Large developed plant

Broad View Smaller developed plant in mowed turf

Broad View
Smaller developed plant in mowed turf

Leaf Individual leaf

Leaf
Individual leaf