Other names: English, lanceleaf or narrow-leaf plantain, ribgrass, ribwort
Life cycle: Perennial
Found in: Cropland, orchards, disturbed sites and turfgrass throughout the U.S.
General description: Narrow leaves that form a basal rosette with a flowering spike.
Seedlings: Cotyledons are linear, smooth and grasslike.
True leaves: Linear to lanceolate, with veins running the length of the leaf. Form a basal rosette and may have hairs.
Flowers and fruit: Flowers are inconspicuous and occur on an unbranched leafless spike. Fruit is a