Ribwort Plantain
Taken at Stevenston on 26th May 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode
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Taken at Strathclyde Park on 1st June 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 105 mm macro lens. Fact File
Ribwort Plantain
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 21st May 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode Fact File
Taken at Belhaven Bay on 29th May 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode Fact File
 
Ribwort Plantain.
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AKA:
Plantago lanceolata.
Plantain.
Perennial.

Fighting Cocks, Kemps
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Grassy places, fields, meadows, roadsides.
April-October.
20-50 cms.
Local folk-names for this plant include Fighting Cocks and Kemps (from the Latin cempa for 'warrior'). These names probably derive from the games children played with Plantain flowers. They can be used in a conker-like game and also in a game where the flower heads are flicked long distances off of their stalks.