25. Ribwort Plantain

No 25
Common Name: Ribwort Plantain
Scientific Name: Plantago lanceolata
Irish Name: Slánlus
Family: Plantaginaceae
Habitat: waste places, tracks and meadows
Uses: Ribwort can be eaten raw or cooked. Ribwort Plantain is a very nutritional leafy vegetable containing Calcium, vitamins A,C, and K. Its young leaves can be eaten raw, but larger leaves get tough and are better when cooked. Recorded in folklore stories as being used for feeding turkeys

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