Flora of Northern Ireland
Plantago media
© John Wilde
Plantago media
© Alan Hill
Plantago media
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

This is a rare alien species which occasionally crops up in imported grass seed mixtures and which never persists for more a few seasons. Unlike those of the native Plantago species, the flower spikes are pale pinkish-purple, the flowers are scented and they are insect-pollinated. The hairy leaves are similar in shape to those of P. lanceolata.

All names: Plantago media L.