Plantago major - Broadleaf plantain

Plantaginaceae


Broadleaf plantain is a perennial that spreads by seed. It is common and problematic in turf and landscapes. It occurs in nursery production, but is not a weed of economic importance.

Plants form a small rosette, 6 to 8 inches wide with very little vertical growth.

Petioles are 1 to 2 inches long and leaf blades are elliptical in shape.

Flowers occur in leafless spikes that grow vertical up to 6 inches in height.

Individual flowers are inconspicuous, but for the close observer one can find 4 green fused petals, and 4 sepals.


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