Plantago lanceolata
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Plantago lanceolata

English plantain
ribwort plantain

  family plantaginaceae 
  genus plantago 

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Genus  Plantago Species  lanceolata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  English plantain   buckhorn   ribwort plantain Family  PLANTAGINACEAE Specimen number  S14018 Data source  Allergy p285;BtrflyCa p45;BtrflyCa p75;BtrflyCa p83;MedPl p249
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Decumbent Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Plantago lanceolata is a host plant for the variable checkerspot butterfly as well as the painted lady butterfly and the common buckeye butterfly.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Euphydryas chalcedona (variable checkerspot butterfly);Vanessa cardui (painted lady butterfly);Junonia coenia (common buckeye butterfly) Attracts butterflies  yes Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Strong Hay fever season  Jun 01 - Sep 30 Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  vulnerary   heals bones   expectorant   decongestant   antidiarrheal   irritable bowel relief Medicinal parts  Leaves Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Plantago lanceolata has numerous traditional medicinal uses. Some of its many uses are: as a vulnerary, as a bone healer, as an expectorant and as a decongestant. More uses are listed in the medicinal properties section. Herbal remedies are only prepared from the leaves. Anyone who suffers from pollinosis will want to steer clear of this heavy pollen producer. Hay fever season usually extends from June to September.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Plantago lanceolata is a wildflower that occurs throughout US.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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