Ribgrass Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) - Butterfly Host Plant
Ribgrass Plantain, Ribwort Plantain, Narrowleaf Plantain, English Plantain
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: 12-18 in.
Light Requirements: Full sun
Water/Soil Requirements: Grows well in a variety of soil types, prefers well-drained soil
Host Plant: Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia), White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae), Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) and Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon) Butterflies
Status: Introduced into the United States, it is now naturalized and grows wild throughout North America.
Starter Plants are not large enough to feed larvae. One 4" potted plant will feed 2 larvae.
Plant Ribgrass Plantain in your yard to attract butterflies and enjoy watching the butterfly life cycle!