Sea Plantain
Fact File
Taken at Musselburgh on 22nd June 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




Sea Plantain.
Species :
Order:
Family:
Habit:
Plantago maritima.
Lamiales.
Plantaginaceae.
Herbaceous perennial
Habitat:
Height:
Flowers:
Feature:

Coastal, growing on sandy soils.
10 - 30 cms.
June - August.
The leaves of the plant are harvested to be eaten raw
or cooked. The seeds are also eaten raw or cooked,
and can be ground into flour.