Irish wildflowers





Greater Plantain
Plantago major
Cuach Phádraig
Family: Plantaginaceae

Flowering time: June-October. Perennial. Native.

Flower spike slightly shorter than stalk. Lilac anthers. Rosette of broad-oval, hairless leaves, 5-9 veins. Broad-winged leaf stalk. Flowering stems to 40cm.

Abundant on wasteground, roadsides, arable land.

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