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Plantago amplexicaulis - Cav.

Common Name
Family Plantaginaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry places in S. Spain, S. Italy and the Aegean[50].
Range S. Europe to W. Asia.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (2 of 5)
Care (info)
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Plantago amplexicaulis


Plantago amplexicaulis

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Plantago amplexicaulis is a ANNUAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - raw or cooked.

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Medicinal Uses

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Astringent  Demulcent  Febrifuge  Laxative  Ophthalmic  Pectoral

The dried seeds are demulcent, febrifuge, ophthalmic and pectoral. They are used in the treatment of intestinal complaints and as a demulcent in cases of dysentery[4, 61]. Plantain seeds contain up to 30% mucilage which swells up in the gut, acting as a bulk laxative and soothing irritated membranes[238]. Sometimes the seed husks are used without the seeds[238]. The leaves are astringent[240]. They are said to be useful in the treatment of intermittent fevers and pulmonary affections[240]. An infusion is applied to the eyes in the treatment of ophthalmia[240].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in any moderately fertile soil in a sunny position[200]. This species is sold in local markets in India as a medicinal plant[4].

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Propagation

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.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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