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By Windy64

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

I.D Please.... just throwing this one out there, I call them undesirables(not weeds) I was eager to see what the heads develop into but admittedly I was disappointed, having just watched a piece on the black grass problem for farmers at the moment on country file I noticed the grass flower heads to be very similar, so im wondering what it is and is there any link to a grass.... many thankyou's p.

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It is a Plantain, Windy. No relation to grass but generally considered a weed.

31 May, 2015


Plantago lanceolata, Ribwort Plantain. One of the commonest wild flowers in Britain.

31 May, 2015


Certainly an undesirable here, especially if they seed into the lawn.

1 Jun, 2015


Plantain leaves, if bruised, are as good if not better than dock leaves for soothing nettle stings. Works for me anyway.

1 Jun, 2015


I've never found docks to make much difference...

1 Jun, 2015

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