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  1. Plantago, genus Plantagonoun

    type genus of the family Plantaginaceae; large cosmopolitan genus of mostly small herbs

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  1. Plantago

    Plantago is a genus of about 200 species of small, inconspicuous plants commonly called plantains. They share this name with the very dissimilar plantain, a kind of banana. Most are herbaceous plants, though a few are subshrubs growing to 60 cm tall. The leaves are sessile, but have a narrow part near the stem which is a pseudo-petiole. They have three or five parallel veins that diverge in the wider part of the leaf. Leaves are broad or narrow, depending on the species. The inflorescences are borne on stalks typically 5–40 cm tall, and can be a short cone or a long spike, with numerous tiny wind-pollinated flowers. Plantains are used as food plants by the larvae of some species of Lepidoptera - see list of Lepidoptera that feed on plantains. They are found all over the world, including America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Europe. Many species in the genus are cosmopolitan weeds. They are found in many different habitats, most commonly in wet areas like seepages or bogs. They can also be found in alpine and semi-alpine or coastal areas. The cosmopolitan weeds can be frequently seen at the side of roads.

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  1. Plantago

    A plant genus of the family Plantaginaceae, order Plantaginales, subclass Asteridae, class Magnoliopsida. The small plants usually have a dense tuft of basal leaves and long, leafless stalks bearing a terminal spike of small flowers. The seeds, known as PSYLLIUM, swell in water and are used as laxatives. The leaves have been used medicinally.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plantago in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plantago in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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