Rib Grass Plantain
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RIBGRASS OR ENGLISH PLANTAIN
Plantago lanceolata
Host or Larval Food Plant for Many Butterfly Species

Baltimore checkerspot Euphydryas phaeton, Common Buckeye Junonia coenia, Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui, White Peacock Anartia jatrophae, and Phaon Crescent Phyciodes phaon caterpillars will eat plantain.

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Ribgrass or English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata), host for several butterfly species.

Ribgrass or English Plantain Plantago lanceolata, host for several butterfly species.
Ribgrass or English Plantain (plantago lanceolata) bloom.

Bloom of Ribgrass or English Plantain Plantago lanceolata

Botanical Name: Plantago lanceolata

Common Names: Ribgrass or English Plantain

Plant type: Grass style perennial

Light: Sun, light shade, shade

Size: Grows to 2 feet, depending upon species

Water: Drought tolerant

Soil: Well drained soil

Propagation: Seed, division

Note: Host plant for many butterfly caterpillars.
Baltimore checkerspot Euphydryas phaeton, Common Buckeye Junonia coenia, Painted Lady Vanessa cardui, White Peacock Anartia jatrophae, and Phaon Crescent Phyciodes phaon caterpillars will eat plantain.