Ribwort Plantain and Greater Plantain
Plantago lanceolata and Plantago major
Folk names: Way bread, Lord of the ways, Wodan’s Herb, Slan-lus (plant of healing)
The flower heads of ribwort are used as ammunition by children and adults alike.
A very common wild plant, it likes to grow on compacted soil and is always found around human habitation. It grows abundantly on tracks and by foot paths hence it’s title of “Lord of the Ways” and “Way Bread”.
It is resilient and resistant in its character.