August 24, 2015
Plantago lanceolata L.
Rosette-forming simple perennial.
All leaves originate from a basal rosette. Cotyledons are very narrow and grass-like. Leaves are narrow linear and elongated with parallel veins and generally smooth leaf margins. Long hairs may be present at the leaf base.
No visible aboveground stem. Semi-woody taproot present.
Flowers and fruit
Long, leafless stalks bear dense, cylinder-shaped flowering spikes and fruit. Single flowers are inconspicuous. Fruiting capsules yield two narrowly oval, brown to black, shiny seeds indented on one side.
Seeds and basal shoots.
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