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Plantago

 [plan-ta´go]
a genus of herbs, including P. in´dica, P. psyl´lium (Spanish psyllium), and P. ova´ta (blond psyllium); see also psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid, plantago seed, and psyllium husk.

plan·ta·go

(plan-tā'gō),
The root and leaves of the common or large-leaved plantain, Plantago major (family Plantaginaceae).
[L. plantain]

Plantago

/Plan·ta·go/ (plan-ta´go) a genus of herbs, including P. in´dica, P. psyl´lium (Spanish psyllium), and P. ova´ta (blond psyllium); see also psyllium.

Plantago

a large genus of plants in the family Plantaginaceae.

Plantago psyllium
a plant whose seeds resemble fleas. Used at one time as a flea repellent. See also psyllium.
Plantago varia
a common weed of native pastures providing scant feed. Called also plaintain and sometimes lamb's tongue, a name best reserved for Chenopodium spp., which have a potential to cause oxalate poisoning.
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Plantago and Rumex seeds were collected locally in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
After the holding period I tested, females for oviposition preferences between Plantago and Kickxia (Table 1) by placing them individually for 24 h into cylindrical aluminum window screen cages (0.
Galium pyrenaicum (Ib) Plantago nivalis (Ne) MAC Crepis oporinoides (Be) Cystopteris fragilis (Others) Linaria glacialis (Ne) Herniaria boissieri (Be) Senecio nevadensis (Ne) Leontodon boryi (Be) Linaria aeruginea subsp.
Cytochemical, cytological and biochemical studies of Plantago ovata Forsk.
The first experiment also provides evidence that Pythium may be an agent of negative feedback observed previously between Anthoxanthum and Danthonia, Anthoxanthum and Panicum, and Panicum and Plantago (Bever 1994, Bever et al.
5% and 12% of the seeds germinated for Plantago, Lallemantia royleana and Anethum graveolens respectively in the presence of 75mM/lit NaCl during the second week.
Host plant(s): Chenopodum album (6, 7, 11); Conyzacanadensis (11); Galinosoga perviflora (11); Plantago major (13); Silybum marianum (6, 7, 11); Sonchus oleraceous (7, 11); Ricinus communis (11); Coriandrum sativum (11) and Tagetes minuta (11).
The sampling quality calculated in our study station, is equal to 0,003, with 11 species contacted once, it is about Apium nodiflorum, Plantago major, Lolium multiflorum, Avena sterilis, Graminees inditerminees, Plantago crasiifolia, Polygonum lapathifolium and Rumex conglumeratus.
Por otro lado, Didymaea alsinoides, Cosmos parviflorus, Simsia amplexicaulis y Plantago australis estan disponibles en epoca de lluvia en los meses de junio a agosto, pero no se fomenta su cultivo en las casas ni en los sitios donde se colectan.
Tolerance index (TI) of the height, green mass of the shoots and roots, and dry mass of the shoots and roots of Bidenspilosa and Plantago lanceolata plants after 64 and 85 days of growth respectively in three copper contaminated soils: Inceptisol, Mollisol and copper mining waste (waste).
For centuries, the leaves of Plantago major have been used in most regions of the world in traditional medical treatment of wounds and various diseases, including cutaneous conditions (J.
Of possible relevance: A weed that grows in the US has been used successfully to treat some viral conditions: * Smallpox: Native Americans used Plantago lanceolata ("lanceleaf plantain") to successfully treat smallpox many years ago.