Scientific Name: Plantago major
Common Name: broad-leaved plantain
Family Name: Plantaginaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Weed (horticultural)
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Herb, Medicinal plant
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Heavily veined, Parallel venation, Pubescent, Elliptic, Ovate, Entire, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Spike, Green, May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Common weed; leaves broadly ovate to elliptic, most blades 8-15cm long x 6-10cm wide, 3 parallel major veins on either side of midrib; inflorescence is a spike of green spikelets; fruit is a small light brown capsule.