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Plantain, Broadleaf

Other names: Common or dooryard plantain, hen plant, cart-track plant
Life cycle: Perennial
Found in: Pastures, orchards, disturbed areas and turfgrass throughout the U.S.
General description: Plant with broad oval leaves that spring from a basal rosette.
Seedlings: Cotyledons are shaped like spatulas and joined at the base, eventually forming a rosette.
True leaves: Hairless and oval with a waxy surface and veins that run parallel to the margins, which are untoothed but sometimes wavy.
Flowers and fruit: Flowers occur on unbranched stalks that spring from the rosette. They are small and clustered with white petals. Fruit is a two-celled capsule that opens by a lid around the middle.

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