Tag Archives: Plantaginaceae

Limnophila aromatica (Rice Paddy herb) (Plantaginaceae)

A famous plant of wet places like freshwater marshes. This herb has opposite leaves and toothed leaf margins. It is used in Cambodia for culinary purposes, and as it’s specific epithet suggests, is a an aromatic herb. It is also … Continue reading

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Scoparia dulcis (Sweetbroom) (Plantaginaceae)

A common non-native herb with small attractive flowers. Plants are almost always observed flowering and are therefore easily identified. The flowers are white and have distinctive thread-like appendages. There are many references online of the medical uses of the sweetbroom, … Continue reading

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