Common Name: plantain, broadleaf
Species: Plantago major L.
Bayer Code: PLAMA

Broadleaf plantain is very similar to blackseed plantain. Blackseed plantain leaves are less waxy than those of broadleaf plantain and mostly lacking in hairs. The petiole of blackseed plantain is frequently red-tinged at the base, while that of broadleaf plantain is usually not.
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CharacteristicTypeDescription
Growth Season perennial weed 
Growth Habit rosette 
Leaflet Number one 
Leaf Margin smooth OR wavy/crinkledsmooth; sometimes irregularly toothed, wavy
Leaf Hairs upper/lower surfaceshort
Leaf/Leaflet Shape oval/egg-shaped/elliptical 
Leaf Width 1 - 2 inches OR greater than 2 inches 
Leaf Venation parallelsomewhat parallel
Leaf Arrangement whorled or basal rosetteleaves lack dark markings like those of blackseed plantain
Root Type fibrous OR taprootmany fibrous roots arise from the taproot
Flower Color whiteinconspicuous