Plantain, plantago major

The Common broad leaved Plantain, may be found anywhere, on roadsides, wasteland, in gardens and meadows. 

It grows from a very short rhizome, which bears below a great number of long, straight,yellowish roots and above a large raidial rosette of leaves and a few long, slender, densley flowered spikes. 

Culpepper tells us that the Plantain ‘is in the command of Venus and cures  the head by antipathy to Mars, neither is there hardly a martial but it cures’