eliza's picture

Plants

Observed: 2nd September 2012 By: eliza
2012-08-25_12.53.28-1
Description:
Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Rose plantain (Plantago major 'Rosularis')
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

cicuta58's picture

Gall?

The leaves look like Plantago major which suggests the cabbage-like growths are a gall but I have never seen anything like it and it is not in British Plant Galls (2002).

cicuta58

steve_t's picture

The very small bracts on the

The very small bracts on the inflorescence are extremely over developed giving the flowering spike a cabbage like appearance. It is sometimes known as 'Bowles's Variety', E.A. Bowles being a gardener from the first half of the 20th century who took great delight in collecting plant oddities.