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Ribwort Plantain

By far the most common and widespread of the plantain species.



Common Name Ribwort Plantain
Scientific Name Plantago lanceolata
Species Group Plantain Family Plantaginaceae
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Plantain family - Plantaginaceae
Status very common
Flower Colour Group Brown
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
Preferred Environment
Look for Single flower than looks almost like a seed head on the top of a straight single stem
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Plantain Family Plantaginaceae