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Scientific Name: Plantago major
Pronunciation: plan-TA-go MAY-jur
Common Name: broad-leaved plantain
Family Name: Plantaginaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Weed (horticultural)
Key ID Features: Common weed; leaves ovate, broad with prominemt parallel veins; inflorescence is a spike of green spikelets; fruit is a small light brown capsule.
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 2 Apprenticeship

Habit: Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Canada - central, Canada - eastern, Europe, U.S. - central, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Herb, Medicinal plant
Additional Info: Google
broad-leaved plantain
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Parallel venation
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Acute
Bases: Obtuse
Margins: Entire
Additional Info: (still a dicot with netted venation)

Inflorescence Type: Spike
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Green
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Not showy, a pyxis (upper part falls off to release the seeds)

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Storage tap root

Propagation: Seed
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
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