Buckhorn Plantain


Get all the information you need about Buckhorn Plantain so you can take preventative measures and quickly identify any issues to keep your yard free from weeds.

Other names: Narrowleaf plantain

Type: Broadleaf weed

Appearance: This weed has lance-shaped leaves arranged in a basal rosette. The leaves have distinct parallel veins and may have serrated edges. It produces tall, slender spikes with tiny, inconspicuous flowers.

Risk: Buckhorn plantain is more likely to invade lawns with compacted soil, heavy foot traffic, poor overall lawn health, and infrequent mowing practices.

Timing: It tends to emerge in lawns during the spring and summer months, becoming more prevalent with warm temperatures and adequate moisture.

Outlook: Managing this weed is often successful with timely and effective treatment.

How to Control Buckhorn Plantain


Take action before this weed appears on your lawn by following best lawn care practices, especially focusing on:

  • Proper Lawn Maintenance: Regularly mowing with best practices can prevent this weed from being established.
  • Healthy Lawn Practices: Maintaining a healthy lawn through proper fertilization and watering helps create conditions less conducive to buckhorn plantain growth.


If you find this weed on your lawn, it’s best to take action immediately. Working with a lawn care professional is most effective, but you can also try these DIY options:

  • Manual Removal: Hand pulling or digging out buckhorn plantain can be effective for isolated infestations.
  • Selective Herbicides: Using herbicides specifically designed for broadleaf weed control can help manage buckhorn plantain, following product instructions carefully.

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