Plantain, Buckhorn


Is a low growing, rosette-forming perennial. Distinctive characteristics include long, narrow leaves that have prominent parallel veins and inconspicuous flowers in dense clusters located at the end of erect, leafless flowering stems. Surrounding each flower cluster is what appears to be a ring or halo consisting of pollen-bearing anthers protruding from the centers of the flowers. The species reproduces by seeds.rThe dense and broad crowns of buckhorn plantain make it difficult to control by pulling it or hoeing it. Mowing buckhorn plantain is also not effective because its crowns are so close to the ground. Also, mowing it can spread the seeds to new areas if the they are caught by the mower. If you must mow buckhorn plantain, be sure to clean mowing equipment before moving to a new area.

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