Sunday, June 07, 2015

Buck's-horn Plantain

Another quick post this evening as it's later than intended (the days are supposed to be longer but I seem to run out of time more often in the summer) and I'm up early tomorrow to drive to Reading University to attend a grasses identification workshop courtesy of the National Plant Monitoring Scheme (blog passim). 
This caught my eye on the littoral not far from yesterday's plant. It's buck's-horn plantain or Plantago coronopus
The coast is where one would expect to find it, but it is also found elsewhere. Roadside verges, for instance, where salt and sand also co-mingle. In fact the first time I saw this plant it was growing between kerbstones at our local bus stop.
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