Plantago lanceolata - ribwort Plantain

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The ribwort plantain is well known and common. But it is also edible. The leaves are a little 'robust' and fibrous and do not have a lot of flavour, but chopped in thin strips across the leaf (to cut through the fibers) it makes a fine addition to salads.

The best salad leaves will be thos eof plantains growing in lush, damp grassland.

Plantain has distinct medicinal properties so is well worth adding occasionally to a healthy salad.

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