narrow-leaved plantain


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Related to narrow-leaved plantain: Plantago lanceolata, Ribwort Plantain, English plantain
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Noun1.narrow-leaved plantain - an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regionsnarrow-leaved plantain - an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions
plantain - any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago; mostly small roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally
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Arctiidae) that differ in feeding specialization on narrow-leaved plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.
Junonia coenia caterpillars are specialists on plants containing iridoid glycosides (Bowers 1984), and narrow-leaved plantain is one of their major host plants (Shapiro 1974, Scott 1975, 1986, Bowers 1984).