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GREATER PLANTAIN Plantago major (Plantaginaceae) Height to 20cm. Persistent and usually hairless perennial of lawns, disturbed grassland and arable land. FLOWERS are 3mm across, the corolla pale yellow and anthers that are purple when young, turning yellow later; on slender spikes, 10-15mm long (Jun-Oct). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are broad, oval, up to 25cm long, with 3-9 veins and a distinct, narrow stalk; in basal rosettes. STATUS-Widespread and extremely common throughout.