Time of bloom: June to September.
Seed-time: July to October.
Range: Maine and Ontario to North Dakota, southward to Florida and Texas; locally established farther west. Habitat: Yards and shaded lawns, open woods, and waste places.
A near relative of the Common Plantain, often growing in its company. Leaves similar in form but larger, thinner, pale green, with rather long, slender petioles, crimson at the base. Spikes very slender, sometimes twenty inches in length, not crowded, tapering to a thin point at the summit, and crimson at the base. Flowers similar to those of the preceding species but larger, the green calyx-lobes sharply keeled. Capsule oblong, nearly cylindric, the pyxis opening near the base, within the calyx; seeds four to nine, larger than those of the Common Plantain and more difficult of separation from clover and grass seed.
Means of control the same as for the Common Plantain.