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Old 03-11-2008, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know about this one? I found a source of seeds, and I was wondering if this was just another name for something else.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I may be off base here, but it doesn't seem like a plantain should have seeds at all. Are you sure it's legit?
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Its a pretty reputable company(Mountain rose herbs) which gets their seeds from Horizon. I recently got their catalog, and they have this one for 2.95 for 100 seeds. It also gives the name Plantago major.
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That's not a banana, it's a plantain, similar to the weed with funny looking spikes that grows in lawns by the same name.
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ya, different plant, same name. can be used like spinach and supposedly good for skin irritations.
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Thanks, I just thought it was like the other plantains. I guess I got fooled by the name Turkish Giant.
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