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Narrowleaf Plantain, English Plantain, Buckhorn, Lanceleaf Plantain, Ribwort, Buckhorn, Ribgrass - Plantago lanceolata


Family: Plantaginaceae - Plantain family Genus Common Name: Plantain Native Status: IntroducedDicot Annual Biennial Perennial Herb
Plantago lanceolata - Narrowleaf Plantain, English Plantain, Buckhorn, Lanceleaf Plantain, Ribwort, Buckhorn, Ribgrass. One of several true plantains (genus Plantago) in the NW Georgia area. This invasive plant is now found in every state in the United States, as well as much of Canada.

Article discussing medicinal and food use of the plant:Introducing the Plantains - multi-yielding plants for a permaculture system at Permaculture - Inspiration for Sustainable Living.

Found in:
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

Journal Articles Referencing Plantain
Plantago lanceolata

Distribution of Plantago lanceolata in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 15 Dec 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2009-June-07Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
One of several true plantains (genus Plantago) in the NW Georgia area.
Plantago lanceolata

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