Plantago lanceolata

Buckhorn plantain


Black-jacks, English Plantain, Narrow-leaved Plantain, Rib-grass, Ribwort

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit: Basal rosette
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Smooth; entire
Leaf Hairs: Long silky hairs at base
Leaf Structure: Lanceolate to elliptic
Leaf Arrangement: Whorled rosette
Root Type: Fibrous roots from an underground stem
Flower Color: Inconspicuous



Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Isoxaben, Mesotrione
  • Post Emergence: 2,4-D, Bispyribac Sodium, Chlorsulfuron, Clopyralid, Dicamba, Fluroxypyr, Mecoprop-p, Mesotrione, Sulfentrazone, Triclopyr

Please note: one or more of these active ingredients may exist in combination-type brand name products. Any material used for herbicidal control of any plant may vary in efficacy. Please read the full disclaimer on herbicide usage.