Common name: Greater plantain. Cuach Phádraig.
This population originates from Co Down. Irish Grid reference: J538466.
Perennial. Basal rosette with flower stalks to 40cms. We have included it in our site because it grew naturally in the row crops, it has been here so long it deserves a place in any wild space.
Traditionally used for medicine and is edible. Used to stay appetite on long journeys and was known as waybroad.
Springs up on most disturbed ground.
Sow from late autumn to early spring in trays or modules, prick out into modules, then plant out when large enough.
A popular plant with world wide distribution, known as white man’s footprint because it followed the early settlers across America. Associated with Saint Patrick.
Avg contents: seeds.