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Greater Plantain

Plantago major


This is the largest plantain we can find in the islands; it has very broad leaves, up to 40 cm in length, with a very developed, slightly winged stalk. The spike of flowers is also very long, the flowers take up a large part of the leaf-stalk. It flowers in summer and autumn.


Found in slightly moist grasslands and disturbed ground.


Maltese name: Bizbula Kbira

2 Species ID Suggestions

TylerJean 7 years ago
Common Plantain
Plantago major
Jopy 7 years ago
broadleaf plantain
Plantago major Plantago major

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1 Comment

MarikaMartinez 7 years ago

thanks for the ID suggestion Tyler!

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Malta, Malta

Spotted on May 27, 2013
Submitted on Jun 22, 2013

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