|plantain (Plantago spp.)||
plantain (Plantago spp.; PLANTAIN FAMILY [Plantaginaceae]) Several species of annual or perennial herbs, most with a rosette of basal leaves and a leafless flower stalk. Flowers small and inconspicuous, densely arranged in a narrow spike or somewhat broader head. Leaves large for such a small plant, strongly ribbed, entire or barely toothed, and ranging from narrow to broad depending on the species. Common weeds of lawns, roadsides, and waste places, different individuals flowering throughout the growing season. 
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