black-seed plantain

variants: or less commonly black-seeded plantain

Definition of black-seed plantain

: a perennial plantain (Plantago rugelii) of North America that has broad oval leaves with stalks having a purplish-red base, tiny greenish to white flowers, and black seeds

called also Rugel’s plantain

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First Known Use of black-seed plantain

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Black-seed plantain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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