Family: Plantaginaceae (Plantain family).
Native of the Mediterranean region and south-west Asia.
Occurrence: A widespread and common weed, growing on footpaths, roadsides and weedy areas. It is an environmental weed.
Buck’s-horn Plantain may be an annual or perennial.
Similar species: There are several native and several other introduced plantains. Buck’s-horn Plantain can be distinguished by its prominently toothed leaves, and the dense cylindrical flower clusters.
Photos 1: The leaves usually have prominent teeth.
2: Two Buck’s-horn Plantains growing on a gravel foot path.