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Buck's Horn Plantain (Stag's Horn Plantain, Buckshorn Plantain, Sea Plantain, Seaside Plantain)

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  • Common Name: Buck's Horn Plantain (Stag's Horn Plantain, Buckshorn Plantain, Sea Plantain, Seaside Plantain)
  • Latin Name: Plantago coronopus; Plantago maritima
  • Family Name: Plantaginaceae
All species of Plantain are good tortoise fodder as part of a mixed diet.  The flower stamens are a creamy-white, giving this Plantain the appearance of having a white flower when in fact it is brown.

The flower spikes of the Buck's Horn Plantain are much shorter than those of the Broadleaf Plantain (Plantago major) and Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata).

Do not confuse with the fruit, Plantain, or Water Plantain which are both different plants.


See also Broadleaf Plantain, Ribwort Plantain, and Plantain.

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