Broadleaf Plantain is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in grassland, paths and roadsides, to a mature height of up to 25cm.
The Broadleaf Plantain is distinguished from other plantains by: its wide oval, wavy edged leaves; its long green compound flowerhead spikes with green stalks; and its purplish anthers, borne on long filaments.
Botanic classification and naming: Broadleaf Plantain is a member of the Plantain (Plantaginaceae) family. The genus name
'Plantago' identifies the plant as a Plantain and its species name 'major' means 'larger plant'.
Benefits: The seeds are eaten by birds.
Benefits to wildlife are also indicated with orange icons in the plant profile bar at the top.