Herbs with basal leaves Plantaginaceae
Anterior sepals connate. Bracts ovate-acuminate, longer than the sepals. Spikes ovoid to cylindrical, 1–7 cm long. Scapes usually much longer than the leaves, angular, furrowed. Leaves usually 5-veined, elliptic to narrow-ovate, up to 30 cm long. Widespread. Common weed of cultivation and waste places. Introd. from Europe; Asia. Fl. spring–autumn. Ribwort, Rib-Grass, Lamb’s Tongue or Plantain Plantago lanceolata