Herbs with basal leaves Plantaginaceae
Anterior sepals free
Leaves all basal
Ovules 6 or more per ovary. Leaves broad-ovate, 5–9-veined, 5–20 cm long. Scapes shorter or longer than the leaves. Spikes cylindrical, dense except at the base, 5–20 cm long. Bracts as long as the sepals or nearly so, ovate, obtuse. Capsule usually with 8–16 small seeds. Widespread. Weed of cultivation and waste places. Introd. from Europe and W. Asia. Fl. spring–summer. Large Plantain Plantago major