Plantago lanceolata

Lambs tongue

Other common names:

Ribwort, Narrow leaf plantain.



• Rosette forming perennial herb • Hairy narrow leaves, no lobes • Distinct leaf ribs • White flowers • Seed head at end of stalk • Seeds last 60 years • Short thick rhizome • Re-grows from rootstock • Persistent tap root • Tolerant of low fertility, drought and acid soils.


Control options:

  • Pesticides: See available tabs below for registered products. Use as per label instructions.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Use a combination of approaches listed on this page.
  • Cultural: Nil.
  • Mechanical: Nil.



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