Plantago major
Plantain Plan"tain, n. [F., fr. L. plantago. Cf. {Plant}.] (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Plantago}, but especially the {Plantago major}, a low herb with broad spreading radical leaves, and slender spikes of minute flowers. It is a native of Europe, but now found near the abode of civilized man in nearly all parts of the world. [1913 Webster]

{Indian plantain}. (Bot.) See under {Indian}.

{Mud plantain}, a homely North American aquatic plant ({Heteranthera reniformis}), having broad, reniform leaves.

{Rattlesnake plantain}, an orchidaceous plant ({Goodyera pubescens}), with the leaves blotched and spotted with white.

{Ribwort plantain}. See {Ribwort}.

{Robin's plantain}, the {Erigeron bellidifolium}, a common daisylike plant of North America.

{Water plantain}, a plant of the genus {Alisma}, having acrid leaves, and formerly regarded as a specific against hydrophobia. --Loudon. [1913 Webster]


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  • Plantago major — ID 64772 Symbol Key PLMA2 Common Name common plantain Family Plantaginaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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  • Plantago Major — L. Plantain (E); Llanten (CR/ROC) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • Plantago major — noun common European perennial naturalized worldwide; a troublesome weed • Syn: ↑broad leaved plantain, ↑common plantain, ↑white man s foot, ↑whiteman s foot, ↑cart track plant • Hypernyms: ↑plantain …   Useful english dictionary

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