• Ribwort Plantain

     

    Ribwort Plantain is one of the most widely found wildflowers in the country, and has been around since prehistoric times.

    It has long leaves with five to seven deep veins along them. It flowers from April to October, is perfect for pollinators as it provides a rich nectar, and the seeds provide food for birds throughout winter.

    It has antibacterial properties, and historically has been used to stem bleeding. It can be used as a remedy for nettle stings or insect bites by rubbing like a doc leaf and is much more effective!

    It is very similar to Greater Plantain, which has rounder leaves and much longer flowers.