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Broadleaf Plantain

Broadleaf Plantain is a broadleaf perennial that grows from spring to autumn.

  • Oval shaped leaves, lays flat on the ground.
  • Leaves have three to seven prominent parallel veins.
  • Adapts to most environments.

Interesting Facts

  • Broadleaf plantain is actually edible and high in vitamin B1 and riboflavin.
  • It has been known to treat minor burns, insect bites and even chronic diarrhea.

Prevention Tips

Compaction and how easy it seems to spread are two of the biggest contributing factors for broadleaf plantain. This weed thrives in compacted soils and that is why aerating is very important.

  • It is important to not allow the weed to go to seed. If the plantain does go to seed you must then keep in mind the contamination of your mower or any other equipment used on your lawn. They will require you to clean them thoroughly so you do not spread the seeds at a later point.
  • Aerating and over seeding. Please note that aerating is not an event, it is a program and needs to be done regularly.
  • Keep your lawn thick and full.
  • Fertilize at the proper time.
  • Water deeply and infrequently. Weeds grow best when they are damp.
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