Common Names: Narrowleaf plantain, English plantain, ribwort plantain, ribleaf, lamb's tongue
Sub-category: Plantain family
It is a common weed of cultivated land. The plant is a rosette-forming perennial herb, with leafless, silky, hairy flower stems 3.9 to 16 inches. The basal leaves are lanceolate spreading or erect, scarcely toothed with 3 to 5 strong parallel veins narrowed to short petiole. Grouping leaf stalk deeply furrowed, ending in an oblong inflorescence of many small flowers each with a pointed bract. Each flower can produce up to two seeds. Flowers 4 mm (calyx green, corolla brownish), 4 bent back lobes with brown midribs, long white stamens.
Found as a weed growing in cultivated land, waste areas, roadsides, and lawns.
Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: Green