common plantain

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Related to common plantain: Greater Plantain, Broadleaf Plantain
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Noun1.common plantain - common European perennial naturalized worldwidecommon plantain - common European perennial naturalized worldwide; a troublesome weed
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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One of the most common and plentiful of urban wild vegetables is a weed known as common plantain (Plantago major), which can grow from almost any patch of dirt.
Of the two most common varieties, one has a narrow long leaf and a white flower cluster, while the common plantain has rounder, wider leaves and sends up green flower spikes.
The embankment will soon be overgrown with common plantain, dandelion, bindweed and pigweed; and anything more redundant than the abandoned station house and the railway signal, that one-armed spectre, is hard to imagine.