Plantago, Broadleaf – seed packet – $2.99 – Sold Out
Related tags: drought tolerant, greens, Wild
(Plantago major) Perennial in the Plantain Family native to Europe & Asia, now found every place that the Europeans have invaded. In fact, called “white man’s footprint” by Native Americans. A rosette of oval-shaped leaves sends up a flowering stalk, to 12” tall. Used as food & medicine since prehistoric times. Externally is excellent for insect bites; just chew up a leaf and press it to the bite. Internally is for bronchitis and many other conditions. High in vitamins & minerals.
Cultivation & harvesting suggestions: Direct seed Autumn to Spring. Thin to 12” apart, if at all. Drought-tolerant. Not fussy about soil-type; even prefers compacted soils. Will thrive on an old dirt road, for example. Let it take over your lawn. Harvest leaves as needed. Self-sows readily.
Contains at least 50 seeds.