Narrow leaf plantain


Narrow leaf plantain (Plantago lanceolata)


Perennial herb, growing all year round. It can be used on its own, but most commonly is sown as part of a mixed pasture sward for grazing. Potential for silage and haymaking.

Sowing rates:

As only species: Plantain is not recommended on its own, as weed invasion will soon occur.

In mixtures: In perennial pasture mixes, a sowing rate of 1–4 kg/ha is appropriate. Where sown with white or red clover only, a sowing rate for narrow leaf plantain of 8 kg/ha is appropriate.

Minimum average
annual rainfall:
550+ mm in southern NSW, and 650 mm in northern NSW.
Narrow leaf plantain