Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

Cool Season Perennial

Plaintain is a low growing broadleaf forb. It has a combination tap root and fibrous root system. Plaintain has good drought and winter hardiness. Persistence in blends is good, as is the shade tolerance. Plantain has natural deworming and antibiotic properties. The dense root system allows good tolerance traffic. Plantain is a high sugar plant, making it very palatable.

Seeds per pound: 200,000 Seeds/sq ft/pound 5.5


  • Erosion control
  • Soil builder
  • Nitrogen scavenger
  • Weed suppression
  • Grazing potential


  • Natural antibiotic properties
  • Natural dewormer
  • Very palatable


Small seed may be tricky seeding.


Excellent. Good regrowth, nutrient dense.


Poor. Too short to make hay.

Mycorrhizal support? Yes