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Broadleaf Plantain
Plantago major

This plant has a short, thick taproot that forms a rosette of leaves that lay flat to the ground. The leaves have three to five prominent parallel veins, and flowers appear on leafless, unbranched stalks. Broadleaf plantain adapts well to most sites — including dry or wet conditions, heavy soils and very low mowing heights.

Broadleaf plantain can be best controlled with postemergence herbicides containing triclopyr — such as Turflon® Ester Ultra specialty herbicide. Helpful turf management practices include conducting soil aeration, avoiding overwatering and using the proper mower cutting height for each turf species. Once under control, dense stands of turf and ornamentals will shade the soil surface — making establishment of new plantain seedlings difficult.

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Plantain problems

One of the most common weeds lawn care operators (LCOs) will face is also one of the most stubborn.

Plantains require both herbicides and mechanical efforts for long-term control, according to an expert at Corteva Agriscience. And they also can provide helpful insight to what's happening under the soil.
Learn how to control and understand the plantain.
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Photo courtesy of Corteva Agriscience™
Photo courtesy of Corteva Agriscience™

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