Plant ID forum: is this plantain?

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Name: Toni Melvin
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Toni
Mar 20, 2016 5:10 PM CST
I have been trying to identify the plant “plantain”
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Is that what this is in the photo?

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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Mar 20, 2016 5:29 PM CST
Right leaf veining and growth habit.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 20, 2016 5:45 PM CST
It does resemble Broadleaf Plantain, Plantain (Plantago major) which is found in Oregon. More photos at these links for comparison:
http://wellnessmama.com/5387/plantain-healing-herb/
http://www.ediblewildfood.com/broadleaf-plantain.aspx
http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nursery-weeds/weedspeciespage/pl...
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JRsbugs
Mar 21, 2016 6:55 AM CST
[quote="plantladylin"]It does resemble Broadleaf Plantain, Plantain (Plantago major) which is found in Oregon. More photos at these links for comparison:
http://wellnessmama.com/5387/plantain-healing-herb/
http://www.ediblewildfood.com/broadleaf-plantain.aspx
]http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nursery-weeds/weedspeciespage/pl...

More likely Ribwort Plantain (Buckhorn plantain) - Plantago lanceolata ..

http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nursery-weeds/weedspeciespage/bu...



Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 21, 2016 9:42 AM CST
I found English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) too with more photos for comparison.
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kniphofia
Mar 21, 2016 10:42 AM CST
I'd say definitely P lanceolata, one of my favourite wild flowers!
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JRsbugs
Mar 21, 2016 11:53 AM CST
Mine too, I've been encouraging them in my garden. Platycheirus and Melanostoma love them.

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 21, 2016 1:13 PM CST
Just asking here, is this a "plaintain" as in a banana-like fruit? If so, I thought they grew on trees? No?
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Mar 21, 2016 1:18 PM CST
Plantain that you eat do grow on banana trees. This is a garden variety weed (or wildflower), depending upon how you feel about them. Actually, I would put both (banana plantain and weed plantain) in the same category.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 21, 2016 1:21 PM CST
ShadyGreenThumb said:Just asking here, is this a "plaintain" as in a banana-like fruit? If so, I thought they grew on trees? No?


Cheryl, the Plantain (Banana) fruit tree is in the Musa genus: http://garden.org/plants/search/text/?q=Musa+x+paradisiaca&b...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooking_plantain

The Plaintain in the discussion above is referring to the herb type plant in the Genus Plantago: http://garden.org/plants/search/text/?q=Plantago&button=

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 21, 2016 1:21 PM CST
LOL, I must have been typing when Daisyl posted. Green Grin!
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