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Ribwort Plantian - Plantago lanceolata
Family - Plantaginaceae
Height up to 45cm (18in). Perennial of disturbed grassland, cultivated ground and tracks. Widespread and common throughout the UK. Deep green leaves forming a spreading basal rosette, lanceolate and up to 20cm (8in) long. Compact, ovoid flower heads borne on furrowed stalks, May - October. Grows as a weed in meadows, fields, pastures, by roadsides, on wasteland, in most areas. Related to Hoary Plantain - P. media having ovate leaves and a round stem.
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