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The Many Uses of the Herb Plantain

broad leaf plantain

There are several varieties of Plantain, but today we will discuss the two most common,  broad leaf and narrow leaf.  They are a perennial.  The broad leaf plantain has leaves over 1 inch across that grows close to the ground. The flowers are on a spike that rises from the middle of the cluster of leaves.  The narrow leaf plantain has leaves up to approximately 5 inch long and less than a 1 inch wide, covered with hairs.  The leaves form a rosette.  The flowers are small, brown, tinged with green and they grow on a spike.  The flowering period lasts from April to November.…

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