Herb latin name: Plantago decipiens
Synonyms: Plantago juncoides decipiens
Family: Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)
Medicinal use of Plantago decipiens: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.
Description of the plant:
(7 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Headlands, cliffs and dry beaches. Salt marshes and sea shores.
Edible parts of Plantago decipiens:Young leaves - raw or cooked.
Propagation of the herb: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.
Cultivation of Plantago decipiens:Headlands, cliffs and dry beaches. Salt marshes and sea shores.
Known hazards of Plantago decipiens:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.