Buck's-horn Plantain (Plantago coronopus)

So some plants are just boring! No nice flowers, no impressive foliage, nothing. Well I suppose plantains fall into the boring category and are not much to look at.

The Buck's-horn Plantain is very much a part of the seaside vegetation and is common near our coasts on grassy areas, sandy and rocky, close to the sea.

Although not much to look at it is quite distinctive with the 'flower' heads on stems that come out from the centre of the plant in a curve upwards to form a sort of crown (coronpus?) It is the leaves of the plant that give rise to 'buck's horn' as they are the shape of deer antlers.

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