Plantago major L. (Greater plantain)

Greater plantain


Plantago major

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Plantago major L. – (Greater plantain)

Perennial plant of the Plantain family – Plantaginaceae. Leaves till 15 cm long, in rosette; oval or elliptic, glabrous. Limb with a similar length to the petiole. Flowers in a spike at the top o a long stalk. Very little corolla, about 3 mm wide, yellowish, with purple anthers when young becoming yellow at the maturity.

Etymology: The genus name of this plant comes from the Latin “plantago”, meaning “foot” and “ago” which means “shape”. “In the shape of a foot”, referring to the resemblance of the leaves of this plant to a foot.

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Vicente Martínez Centelles
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