Saturday, March 01, 2008

Plantain arises

The spear-shaped, reddish leaves of greater plantain (Plantago major) have emerged from the soil again, having died down completely for the winter (an old flower stalk lies to the left). Though an annoying weed elsewhere, it is as welcome as a treasured alpine in the Windowbox and unlikely to become any kind of a nuisance. The white clover leaves are also starting to enlarge now, having been much smaller during the cold months.