Buckhorn Plantain

Plantago lanceolata

Commonly known as ribwort plantain, narrowleaf plantain, English plantain, ribleaf.

Similar in structure to its cousin the Broadleaf Plantain, the Buckhorn Plantain has narrower leaves but is not found in turfgrass as often as the broadleaf plantain. It most often occurs in meadows, agricultural fields, roadsides and other waste areas.

It’s football shaped leaves and can vary from 3 to 12 inches long with a flowering spike up to 2.5 feet tall. Springtime germination is often followed by summer flowering and pollination via seed. Pre-emergent herbicides have proved inefficient but post-emergent herbicides can be effective if used properly.

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