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Plantago Major

Botanical Name:

Plantago major

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How to Grow
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
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3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Edible, Perennial, Weed, An extremely variable, usually robust, glabrous or pubescent herb, with short stout erect stem and numerous adventitious roots.

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

Flowers appear April to September and are inconspicuous greenish-brown with white to purple stamens. Narrow cylindrical, dense spike of greenish flowers clustered on spikes from the center of plant and seeds form all down the flower stem.

Fruit

Capsules are split across the middle into 2 equal segments containing 6-20 brown, glossy, ridged seeds. Seeds are edible by wildlife., Capsule globose or subconic, 2-3 mm. long, 3-34-seeded.

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Plantaginales

Family

Plantaginaceae

Genus

Plantago

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