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Anyone know this grass? (woolly plantain)  RSS feed

 
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I hadn't ever noticed it before and now we have TONS!
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Looks more like a Plantain (Plantago species) than a grass.

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PLPA2#

edible and useful
 
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Tyler Ludens wrote:Looks more like a Plantain (Plantago species) than a grass.

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PLPA2#

edible and useful



Yes, Thank you!
 
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Edible and also a handy poultice for cuts, abrasions and stings. Chew a few leaves into a pulp and apply directly. Plantain is also a really good fodder. Stock will eat it and chickens like the seeds.
 
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Elle, since you live in Wyoming I believe it is the same species we have here in Montana. Plantago patagonica or woolly plantain. Which is the same species Tyler sent the link for. It is a native annual. It can be very small in bad years for it and go unnoticed. I suspect it's just having a very good year.
 
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