Sea Plantain (Plantago maritima)

A perennial growing to 0.2 m. Flowers from Jun to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September.  Self-fertile and not frost tender.

Suitable for most soil types – prefers well-drained soil and can tolerate maritime exposure.  Needs a sunny position.

Edible young leaves - raw or cooked. One of the nicer-tasting plantains – can be a good addition to a mixed salad. Edible seeds - raw or cooked.

Medicinally used as a laxative. Plantain seeds contain up to 30% mucilage which swells up in the gut, acting as a bulk laxative and soothing irritated membranes

Noted for attracting wildlife -an important food plant for the caterpillars of many species of butterflies.

Always seek advice from a professional before using herbs medicinally

Price£2.75
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