SK9950 : Hoary Plantain (Plantago media)

taken 10 years ago, 4 km from Cranwell, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Hoary Plantain (Plantago media)
Hoary Plantain (Plantago media)
This plant grows in meadows and grassland. It belongs to the large plantain group. The "ruff" of white anthers around the flower spike makes it unmistakable. The leaves are edible and can be used in salads if picked young. The plant has many medicinal uses including relieving toothache, to make an eyewash and as a laxative.
The deep pink flower in the background is red clover (Trifolium pratense).
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SK9950, 21 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 10 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 July, 2007
Category
Flora   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 990 507 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.6697N 0:31.4491W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 990 507
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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