|Plantago major. var.
japonica is a perennial herb inhabiting seashores, and the whole
is significantly large compared with another species, Plantago
asiatica. Leaves are all radical and somewhat thick and
leathery, blades measuring 8-25cm in length, 5-18cm in width, in an
oval shape, with tips instead of pointed. Racemose inflorescences,
40-80cm long, arise with dense, small flowers from among the leaves.
Bloom time: July-August.