West Highland Flora

Ribwort Plantain


Plantago lanceolata

 

Plantago lanceolata

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Aug 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

Common on bare ground and in grassland

Individual flower diameter c 3 mm

ID: Narrow non-fleshy leaves with 3 or 5 strongly marked parallel veins.

Other features: Flowerhead always very short compared to the long spike normal on Ratstail Plantain.  Leaves not as narrow as Sea Plantain but much narrower than Ratstail Plantain.

 

Plantago lanceolata

Photo Carl Farmer
2 Nov 2004 Glenvarragill, Skye
c 9 mm wide at top

  Plantago lanceolata

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2002 Glenbrittle, Skye

 

Plantago lanceolata

Photo Carl Farmer
26 May 2002 Portree, Skye

  Plantago lanceolata

Photo Carl Farmer
26 May 2004 Scorrybreac, Skye
c 2.7 cm across including stamens

 

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