Buckhorn plantain is a slender fibrous rooted perennial. The leaves develop in a basal rosette. They are long slender leaves approximately one-inch across. The leaves have distinctive parallel venation. The main growth period for buckhorn plantain is from June through September. The seedheads are cylindrical spikes found at the tip of erect, leafless stalks which are 4- to 12-inches long. The stalks can be hard to cut with mowers. Buckhorn plantain spreads by seeds and shoots from the roots. Buckhorn plantain is found throughout the entire continental United States.
Weed Photos: Courtesy of Dr. Lambert McCarty. Clemson University. Clemson, SC.
Apply a selective broadleaf herbicide in mid-spring after seed germination in the rosette to flower stage or in the fall when active growth has resumed.
Pronto Vegetation Killer
PowerZone® Broadleaf Herbicide
Q4® Plus Turf Herbicide for Grassy & Broadleaf Weeds
SpeedZone® Broadleaf Herbicide for Turf
SpeedZone® Southern Broadleaf Herbicide for Turf
SpeedZone® Southern EW Broadleaf Herbicide for Turf
Super Trimec® Broadleaf Herbicide
Surge® Broadleaf Herbicide for Turf
Trimec® 1000 Low Odor Broadleaf Herbicide
Trimec® 992 Broadleaf Herbicide
Trimec® Bentgrass Formula Broadleaf Herbicide
Trimec® Classic Broadleaf Herbicide
Trimec® Encore® Broadleaf Herbicide
Trimec® Southern Broadleaf Herbicide for Sensitive Southern Grasses
TZone SE Broadleaf Herbicide for Tough Weeds
Vexis® Herbicide Granular