mature broadleaf plantain
||Plantago major L.
||dooryard plantain, common plantain
||A perennial with broad oval leaves forming a rosette.
||Cotyledons are spatulate with three large veins.
Young leaves are oval to elliptic and may show three to five prominent veins.
Large petioles curve around the center of the rosette.
|True Leaves and Stem
||Leaves are ovate to elliptical with large petioles. Veins are very prominent on the leaves.
Leaf surface is waxy with a few hairs. Blade margins get wavy with age.
||Small taproot with fiberous roots also.
|Flower and Fruit
||White flowers are produced on long leafless stalks.
Fruits are small, brown capsules containing up to 30 seeds.