Ribwort Plantain
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Taken at Stevenston on 26th May 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 21st May 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
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Taken at Belhaven Bay on 29th May 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
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Taken at Skateraw on 7th May 2015 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
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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.