|Scientific name:||Plantago lanceolata L.|
|Common name:||English plantain, Ribwort|
|Hebrew name:||לחך איזמלני|
|Arabic name:||لسان الحمل السهمي|
|Flowering Period:||March, April, May, June, July, August, September|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
|Chorotype:||Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Plantago, plantagin (stem), a "plantain".
lanceolata, lance shaped; in Linnaeus's sense, a shape broadest at the middle and tapering to each end.
The Hebrew name: לחך, lahakh, the plantain, New Hebrew, from לחך, lahakh, was licked up, was lapped up, was eaten up.