Broadleaf plantain

Broadleaf plantain

Broadleaf plantain is extremely well adapted to most sites including dry or wetbroadleaf plantain conditions, heavy soils and very low mowing heights. It is as much of a weed of roadsides and pastures as it is of lawns and landscapes.

This plant has a short, thick tap root that forms a rosette of leaves that lay flat to the ground. The broad oval-shaped leaves have 3-5 prominent parallel veins and are attached to the root system by a very fibrous celery-shaped petiole.

Broadleaf plantain flowers in the summer on leafless, unbranched stalks that originate from the base of the plant.

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