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Author Topic: Plantain weed, not plantain (banana)  (Read 2168 times)
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« on: March 25, 2007, 09:24:22 AM »

There has been some discussion about the use of the plantain weed for alleviating the symptoms of bee stings, insect bites, etc.  Below is a very cool site on the use of plantain that might be rather interesting to some.  Best of a beautiful day, Cindi

http://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/p/placom43.html#med
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007, 01:45:39 PM »

all the time that MB was talking about it, i thought it was strange that he wanted us all to carry bananas around with us.  he said the stuff grew around his house, and i thought "good for him, it doesn't grow around my house"! 

in fact, the weed grows all over the place.  i have lots of it  smiley

good site.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2007, 01:52:55 PM »

He keeps saying it grows everywhere. But I don't see anything around here that looks like the pictures I've seen of the stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2007, 02:17:22 PM »

apparently there are two types.  the better type is the broad leaf.  i have the narrow leaf, but i think i have seen the other somewhere around here.  i have spent many hours trying to kill the stuff in my pastures smiley

i found the pictures by doing a google image search using the words PLANTAIN and WEED.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2007, 09:10:41 AM »

Kathy, right, we have the broad leaf stuff growing in our lawns, the sword leaf type grows in the gardens.  It is a nasty to try to get rid of for sure.  Sometimes on a summer day when I am doing nothing, well, that is rarely, but I will sit with a little knife in my hands and clear out the broadleaf on my lawn by hand.  Now my lawn is so big it would take years to do it this way, but I can get the "patches" of plantain a little less dense and the grass sure grows nicer.  It is a relaxing thing to do, I find the oddest things relaxing.  I grab the leaves and make them into a bunch in my hand and then pry out the root, it does a pretty darn good job of removal and boy does the grass appreciate this little bit of help.  Have the best day, Cindi.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2007, 06:52:35 PM »

I post pictures of it all the time for you guys.  Apparently no one looks.  The first time you crush some and put it on a sting, you will know nothing else comes close.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2007, 09:30:08 AM »

I post pictures of it all the time for you guys.  Apparently no one looks.  The first time you crush some and put it on a sting, you will know nothing else comes close.

Michael, I haven't ever seen any pictures that you post all the time, and I look at all the pictures I can.  Where are they?  Best of a great day, Cindi
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2007, 10:21:15 AM »

Notwithstanding previous posts from MB, which included some pics, I found this site to be useful. I finally know what this weed looks like. It looks a lot smaller in my area. Good pictures.


http://www.msuturfweeds.net/details/_/broadleaf_plantain_7/
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2007, 12:23:38 AM »

Yes Michael I have seen your pictures, I just can't find anything around here that looks like it. The closest thing is dandelions.
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2007, 08:16:10 AM »

Here's a thread that includes one of Michael's pictures:

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=5497.0

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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2007, 09:21:48 AM »

OK.  To be specific, I NEVER post pictures of ANYTHING.  I post LINKS to pictures.
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