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Re: Can someone identify this weed?

Message from pauline

In forum: Identify a plant

It looks like ribwort, plantago lanceolata. Commonly known as plantain in the UK.

  • Posted: Thu. 19th April 2018 08:47

Re: What is this plant?

Message from Plant Mad

In forum: Identify a plant

I think it is a plantain, Plantago lanceolata. A native wildflower/weed. My rabbits like to eat it. :)

  • Posted: Tue. 26th April 2011 10:49

Plantago lanceolata

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Plantago lanceolata

Regarded as a weed by gardeners who want a perfect lawn, the inoffensive ribwort plantain will pay back those with a more tolerant approach by encouraging many of the smaller butterflies and moths into their gardens. The plant can look quite attractive.The flowerheads gradually turn brown and the seeds remain around for most of the winter to provide food for birds such as goldfinch.A number of moth caterpillars will feed on this species including those of the small fan-footed wave moth, which might occur in gardens. Some weevils of the genus Ceuthorhynchidius and the weevil species Tychius picirostris may also be found on ribwort plaintain. It provides pollen for some hoverflies.

  • Posted: Thu. 18th June 2009 18:55