Not the large cooking banana, but the extremely common herb found in gardens, lawns, and roadsides throughout Australia, Europe, and Asia, plantain is also called ribwort, narrow-leafed ribwort, flat weed, common plantain, and lamb’s tongue. It has sometimes been called White Man’s Foot, from its habit of appearing as a weed following European settlement in foreign countries. The two most common types are Plantain major and minor.

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