Plant Type: Forb
Domestication Type: Wild
Habitat: Open fields
Flower Color: white
Description: Somewhat broad oval leaves with distinctly parallell veins arranged in a basal rosette. Flower are small and are arranged along an erect stalk typically 2 to 8 inches tall. Later in the year, tiny green seeds replace the flowers.
Edibility: Leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. Seeds can be eaten raw or cooked as a cereal.
Medicinal: A poultice of the leaves can be effective on bites, stings, or other skin irritations. This poultice will reduce the itch and pain associated with bites and stings.
Other Notes: This plant, and its close relative, the Seaside Plantain were know to some native americans as 'White Man's Footprint' because it would appear near european settlements.