Young leaves - raw or cooked
There are no material uses listed for Plantago juncoides.
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
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 and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native habitat it should succeed outdoors in most parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in any moderately fertile soil in a sunny position
Problems, pests & diseases
Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Plantago juncoides. 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 juncoides.
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Material uses & Functions
- Strong wind
- Maritime exposure
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? Fernald. M. L. Gray's Manual of Botany. American Book Co. (1950-00-00)