Ribwort plantain is found in grasslands and field edges. It has a long flowering time between April and October so is great in a meadow or wildlife area as the dark oval flowers heads add a pleasant contrast to many of the brighter meadow flowers. It will survive in a whole range of conditions, from short lawns to tall meadows and will also help balance a flower rich meadow mix.
The seed heads of the Ribwort plantain remain for much of the winter. They are perfect for Goldfinches and other seed-eating birds. Also the leaves are edible for wildlife.
Ribwort like many plantains has both medicinal and edible qualities, so can be grown for foraging
Available to buy online or for visit us at The Blooming Wild Nursery, Somerset