A good stand of buckhorn-buckhorn plantain(plantago lanceolata L.).While this would be considered a “world weed”-200 species- about 6 species are widespread in the US-buckhorn and broadleaf.The example here usually is about a foot tall and is a pest in our yards.And of course they are found in in pastures,meadows-such a nice word-and waste places-my fav.The other common relative is the broadleaf or Dooryard plantain(Plantago major L.).You guess it ,the leaves are bigger.This is another weed foragers can put on the menu.According to the Department of Army Guide to Edible Plants-this plant can be used for food-young plants eaten raw and older plants should be cooked.Also the plant can be used to treat wounds and used to treat diarrhea.You just can’t beat that deal!

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One thought on “A good stand of buckhorn-buckhorn plantain(plantago lanceolata L.).While this would be considered a “world weed”-200 species- about 6 species are widespread in the US-buckhorn and broadleaf.The example here usually is about a foot tall and is a pest in our yards.And of course they are found in in pastures,meadows-such a nice word-and waste places-my fav.The other common relative is the broadleaf or Dooryard plantain(Plantago major L.).You guess it ,the leaves are bigger.This is another weed foragers can put on the menu.According to the Department of Army Guide to Edible Plants-this plant can be used for food-young plants eaten raw and older plants should be cooked.Also the plant can be used to treat wounds and used to treat diarrhea.You just can’t beat that deal!

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