English, or narrow-leaved or buckhorn, plantain (Plantago lanceolata) is native to Eurasia and introduced in the United States. A common weed across North America, it thrives along roadsides and on cracked pavements, in fields, lawns and gardens and on any land disturbed for agricultural or other purposes.
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A freelance writer, Judy Wolfe has owned Prose for the Pros, a freelance writing business, since 2006. She's been an inveterate traveler since 1961 and draws on her travel experiences to provide articles for such websites as Chincoteague Island Vacations and Berlin Dude. Wolfe holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from California State University at Pomona.