(The Northwest Forager) Ep. 9 Common Plantain

By | October 8, 2014

Today we forage for Common Plantain (Plantago major) as I share some interesting facts! Learn the many ways Plantain is edible as well as medicinal. Thank you for likes and subscribing!

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Check out these other great websites for using Plantain!

Recipes for Roasted Plantain Chips, Plantain Soup, Stuffed Plantain Leaf, Plantago Side Dish:http://www.eattheweeds.com/white-mans-little-foot-dwarf-plantain-2/

How to cook Plantain like spinach:http://www.urbanoutdoorskills.com/cookingplantain.html

Plantain Smoothie:http://alongthegrapevine.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/plantain-plantago-major/

Field Study

Basal rosette of thick-stemmed, broadly elliptic to egg shaped leaves with fibrous parallel veins. Spike of inconspicuous flowers borne in early summer forming brown seeds well into fall.

Disturbed areas, roadsides, fields, pastures, lawns, side walks, open woods. Highly adaptable, native to Eurasia virtually cosmopolitan.

The young tender leaves to eat fresh or cook the older mature leaves. The tender green flower spike good fresh or cooked. Brown mature seeds as a grain substitute/extender. (Plantain leaves can be found most of the year for survival situations as both food or medicine)

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