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This is a very common plant regarded by many as a weed. It will grow almost anywhere, on waste sites or in countryside grassland. It flowers quite early and I have seen it as early as February and it is possible to find flowers in the early winter months before the hard frosts have set in.

Plantago lanceolata grows in all parts of the British Isles and Ireland including the more distant islands like St Kilda.

Plantago lanceolata

Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain

Pensarn beach, Abergele, 25th April 2005

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Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain

LHS: RSPB Reserve Conway, North Wales 28th March 2005 RHS Helsby Cheshire 20th June 2011

Added on 1st April 2005, updated June 23rd 2011

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