Plantain (Plantago spp.): --young leaves can be eaten raw. --leaves are best finely chopped or when cooked with fibers removed. --seeds can be dried and ground into flour/meal. --make a poultice using leaves for sores, bites, bee stings, etc. --varieties in the Pacific Northwest are Common Plantain (Plantago major) and Narrow-leaved Plantain (Plantago lanceolata).
<3 Plant lemongrass and rosemary in pots, containers or in flower beds on your balcony or in your garden to have a mosquito free summer! You can use them as herbs in cooking as well. Remember to brush them to release more of their fragrance before your outdoor activity.