Useful and Edible Plants of California / Broadleaf plantain (Platago major)
Found near stream banks (likes well-watered areas).
Stems are tougher than leaves (remove stems before cooking).
Gather the young leaves for cooked greens (Broadleaf plantain is better tasting than the Narrowleaf plantain).
A leaf poultice was used for insect bites and cuts.
The raw, mature seed heads are tastey.