Young leaves - raw or cooked.
There are no material uses listed for Plantago australis.
Plantain seeds contain up to 30% mucilage which swells up in the gut, acting as a bulk laxative and soothing irritated membranes
. Sometimes the seed husks are used without the seeds
A poultice of the leaves has been used in the treatment of cuts and boils
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer.
A sowing can be made outdoors in situ in mid to late spring if you have enough seeds.
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We have very little information on this species but it has been growing successfully with us since 1990 and seems to be fully hardy. It succeeds in any moderately fertile soil in a sunny position
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Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Plantago australis. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Plantago australis.
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