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Buck's-horn Plantain - introduced (*Plantago coronopus)

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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.