Plantago major

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Plantago major
Grote weegbree bloeiwijze Plantago major subsp. major.jpg
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Faimily: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Plantago
Species: P. major
Binomial name
Plantago major

Plantago major, kent bi siccan names as curl-doddy [1], healin-blade[2], or wayburn-leaf[3] is a species o flouerin plant in the plantain faimily Plantaginaceae. The plant is native tae maist o Europe an northren an central Asie,[4][5][6] but haes settelt in a guid mony ither pairts o the warld.[4][7]

Uises[eedit | eedit soorce]

The leaves o P. major war uised as pultices lang syne. The leaves war syned an chawed in the mouth afore pitten ontae the skin[8]. The leaves can be aet as pairt o a salad whan sma an nesh, but they are suin teuch an tawie whan growed. The aulder leaves can be pit intil stews.[9] The leaves hae calcium an ither minerals. 100 gram o curl-doddies hae naur the amount o beta-carotene as a muckle carrot. The seeds are that sma, they are a muckle fash tae gaither, but they can be millt doun an uised insteid o, or tae eik out ordinar flour.[10]


References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Dictionary of the Scots Language:: SND :: curldoddy".
  2. "Dictionary of the Scots Language:: SND :: healing blade".
  3. "Dictionary of the Scots Language:: SND :: wayburnleaf".
  4. 4.0 4.1 Natural History Museum: Plantago major
  5. Flora Europaea: Plantago major
  6. Flora of Pakistan: Plantago major
  7. Germplasm Resources Information Network: Plantago major
  8. "Dictionary of the Scots Language:: SND :: warba".
  9. Scott, Timothy Lee & Buhner, Steven Harrod (2010). Invasive Plant Medicine: The Ecological Benefits and Healing Abilities of Invasives. Inner Traditions / Bear & Co. p. 253. ISBN 9781594773051.CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link)
  10. Vizgirdas, Ray S. & Rey-Vizgirdas, Edna (2005). Wild Plants Of The Sierra Nevada. University of Nevada Press. pp. 148–149. ISBN 9780874175356.CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link)