Chinese plantain

Plantago asiatica

  • Chinese plantain
  • Chinese plantain
  • Chinese plantain
  • Chinese plantain
  • Flower name
    Chinese plantain
  • Scientific name
    Plantago asiatica
  • AliasChinese plantain, Arnoglossa, シャゼンソウ, Plantain, 大葉子, スモトリグサ
  • Place of originEurasia
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July, August, September, October

What is Chinese plantain

Chinese plantain ,scientific name:Plantago asiatica, is a perennial weed of plantain Plantago grow from spring autumn, Japan national path. Where other plants can't grow the sturdy construction also being stepped on, is known as a typical live in cool do has. The leaves are of Rosetta. Bloom's plain white or purple flowers on short stems from stretched spikes. Mature seeds are dried and used as a diuretic, antidiarrheal and cough medicines.

Common name: Chinese plantain,Scientific name:Plantago asiatica,Another name: Psyllium ,Origin: Asia, Europe ,Distribution: Japan National Road, footpath, wasteland,Life type: perennial,Grass height: 10-20 cm , only leaves: root-shaped leaves, leaf, Rosetta, leaf shape: oval-broad ovoid, petiole: long petiole of the leaf length: 5-15 cm , Leaf: waveform ,hermaphrodite flowers, radially, floret, inflorescence: spikes, female mature, Corolla and calyx: tubular in Tip 4 crack, stem length: 10-30 cm, spikes: 3-7 pieces, places flowers: spikes on the floret ,length:0.3~0.5cm, the flowering time: April to October, Flower color: white or purple, Calyx: 4, Number of stamens: 4, Anther color: white, pale purple ,Fruit types: capsule and ripens fruit (lid fruits), fruit diameter: length cone, seed number: 5, usage: cough medicines, note: wind-pollinated


  • Eye
    Lamiales
  • Family
    Plantaginaceae
  • Genus
    Plantago
  • Species
    P. asiatica
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
    Wavy
  • Life typeannual grass
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 20.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.3 ~ 0.5 cm

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