Plantago major (broadleaf plantain, or greater plantain) is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family Plantaginaceae. The plant is native to most of Europe and northern and central Asia. It is one of the most abundant and widely distributed medicinal crops in the world.
Broadleaf plantain is also a highly nutritious wild edible, that is high in calcium and vitamins A, C, and K. The young, tender leaves can be eaten raw, and the older, stringier leaves can be boiled in stews and eaten.
|Growing Zones:||3 – 9|
|Sow:||Sow directly in the Fall, or start indoors in pots 6-8 weeks before the last frost after cold stratification. Needs light to germinate.|
|Sow depth:||¼ in. Barely cover|
|Days to Germinate:||3 – 28 @ 55-65F|
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|Sunlight:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Bloom Time:||Spring – Fall|
|Bloom Description:||Green, spikes|
|Special Properties:||Butterflies, Birds, Deer resistant|