Family: Plantaginaceae (Plantain family).
Native of south-eastern Australia.
Occurrence: A widespread and common grassland and bushland plant.
Identification: It resembles the ribwort (the widespread lawn weed). Some differences are
It differs from Narrow-leaf Plantain (P. gaudichaudii) in that Variable Plantain has broader leaves.
Variable Plantain. Leaves 5-10 times longer than wide. Leaf hairs are about 1mm long.
Narrow-leaf Plantain. Leaves 15 times or more longer than wide. Some leaf hairs greater than 1mm long.
Variable Plantain is a perennial.