Buck's Horn Plantain
Fact File
Taken at Dunbar Harbour Battery on 8th August 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode




 
 
 
Buck's Horn Plantain.
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AKA:
Plantago coronopus.
Plantaginaceae.
Annual / Biennial Herb.
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Sandy or gravelly soils and cracks in rocks.
May to July.
Lance shaped leaves up to 25 cm long .
The leaves are used as a remedy for ague and sore eyes. Plantain seeds contain up to 30% mucilage which swells up in the gut, acting as a bulk laxative and soothing irritated membranes.