Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park​​

Plantain

Family: Plantain
Genus: ​Plantago

Plantain, common or broad leaf
​P. major

​Perennial
​Introduced
 
Habitat: Lawns and waste areas
Blooms: May to October

​Height: Up to 60 cm
Flower:  Very tiny, greenish with purple stamens on a dense spike up to 30 cm long.

Plantain, English
P. lanceolata

​Introduced
 
Habitat: Lawns and waste places
Blooms: May to October

Flowers: 3 mm, spirally arranged on a cylindrical head.   

Species name refers to lance-shaped basal leaves.