||Plantago lanceolata L.
||narrow leaf plantain, rib grass
||A perennial with narrow leaves forming a rosette.
||Cotyledons are grass-like (long and linear) with a groove running down the center.
Young leaves are lanceolate and parallel veined.
|True Leaves and Stem
||Leaves are lanceolate and parallel veined. Petioles wrap around the center
of the rosette. Blades are mostly smooth, but may have a few hairs. Leaves may be erect, but prostrate in turf environments.
||Short, woody underground stem with fiberous roots.
|Flower and Fruit
||White flowers are produced on long leafless stalks in dense cylindrical heads.
Fruits are brown capsules containing two small brown seeds.