Scientific Name: Plantago lanceolata L.
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OTHER COMMON NAME: narrow-leaved plantain
LIFE CYCLE: Perennial; reproduces by seeds and shoots from taproot; seed produces from June to September.
MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS*: Stems leafless and bear a short, dense flower spike at top from 1 to 3 inches long; narrow leaves arise from base of the flower stems; leaves are 4 to 8 inches long with prominent veins running lengthwise, arranged in a basal rosette at the soil surface.