Botanical name: Plantago major
Family name: Plantaginaceae
Broad-leaved plantain is a very common perennial weed found in many lawns and pastures, and often in waste places as well. It is very similar to narrow-leaved plantain. However, broad-leaved plantain is able to tolerate compaction, water-logging and treading better than narrow-leaved plantain, which may explain why it is often more prevalent in sports fields and gate-ways of pastures. (Massey Uni Weeds Database)
These young plants were found growing in a slightly boggy area of the local park.