Greater Plantain, Plantago major Family: Plantaginaceae
Plantago major     *     Greater Plantain

Flowering time: June-October. Perennial.

Habitat: Abundant, waste and cultivated ground in urban and rural areas

The flower spike is slightly shorter than the stalk, flowers have lilac anthers. Basal rosette of broadly oval, hairless leaves with 5-9 veins and a broad-winged leaf stalk.

Similar: Hoary Plantain, P. media. Densely hairy grey-green leaves. Pink-purple stamens, whitish anthers.

Greater Plantain, Plantago major
Greater Plantain, Plantago major
Holton Lee, Dorset. October 2012

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