Ribwort Plantain

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Ribwort Plantain

Plantago lanceolata

Common Name: Ribwort Plantain

Latin Name: Plantago lanceolata

Ultimate Height: 50 cms

Flower Colour: Brown and White

Type: Perennial

Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand, Chalk, Acid, Alkaline, Neutral PH

History, uses and notes:

Ribwort Plantain is a strong but not dominating plant and can be found all over Britain's grasslands. It can survive in a range of soils and provides a interesting shape and texture mix to your wildflower meadow. 

Historically Ribwort Plantain has been used as tea and to treat skin complaints applied externally. 

Flowering through the summer, Ribwort Plantain is on the RHS 'Perfect for Pollinators 'and will certainly help bring #bringthebeesback