Botanical name: Plantago lanceolata
A perennial rosette forming monocot with long, narrow leaves ending in a tapered point. The leaf blades possess distinctive parallel veins and are often twisted or curled along the margins. The seed head is a dense spike produced on an erect, leafless stalk that rises up to 45cm from the ground. Flowers from mid spring through summer and is a prolific seed producer with seeds carried by wind and water run-off. A common weed of maintained turf areas and moist, disturbed soils.