The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Plantain, Ribwort Plantain

Latin Name:

Plantago lanceotata

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Plantago lanceolata is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family Plantaginaceae. It is known by the common names ribwort plantain, narrowleaf plantain, English plantain, ribleaf, lamb’s tongue, and buckhorn. It is a common weed on cultivated or disturbed land.