Scientific Name: Plantago lanceolata
Common Name: narrow-leaved plantain
Family Name: Plantaginaceae
Origin: Europe, North America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Weed (horticultural)
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Open, Spreading
Form: Mounded, Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Herb
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Heavily veined, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Oblanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Spike, Green, May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Green, Brown, May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Leaves bright, deep parallel veins, lanceolate with smooth margins; inflorescence is a spike of green spikelets flush to the spike; fruit are insignificant pale brown papery capsules.