Narrow-leaved Plantain 2
Botanical name: Plantago lanceolata
Family name: Plantaginaceae
Narrow-leaved plantain is a very common perennial weed found in many lawns and pastures, and often in waste places as well. It is typically found in "run-down" pastures which do not have much grass and clover in them. It doesn't cause any harm, and is actually eaten by livestock and thus is quite useful. (From: NZ Weed Database, Massey University).
From the front lawn.