Scientific Name - Plantago lanceolata L.
Family - Plantaginaceae
Perennial with a distinctive rosette of leaves and a slender, fibrous root system. Leaves narrowly elliptic to lance-shaped, often twisted or curled, with ribbon veins on lower leaf surface. Erect, leafless, hairy stalk terminated by dense, tapered, white to tannish flower spike. Reproduces by seed. Found throughout the continental United States. Also found in Canada, the West Indies, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia.