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Wednesday 30 March 2022

Hoary plantain

 Of the six types of plantain found in the UK this is the last of the land grown varieties, hoary plantain.

Easily recognised due to its downy leaves its usually found on limestone and chalky areas.

Its edible and has been used as a food source in Britain since early roman times 

It's also a medicinal in the same way the other plantains are but rarely used due to its relative scarcity in ulster. 

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