Sadly, many plants get labeled as weeds regardless of where they grow; especially in our population that loves a manicured lawn or crop field.
According to Merriam-Webster.com the definition of a weed is: a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth; especially : one that tends to overgrow or choke out more desirable plants
So, the location of growth is a true factor in the label of weed.
Today our focus is on Plantain (or Plantago Major, not the starchy banana you see at the supermarket). At one time I would pull this from my lawn or spray it with some toxic blend of 2,4-D, mecoprop or dicamba. Times have changed, and with a little knowledge, I have come to LOVE this diminutive perennial plant and all it can do!
Watch this video where I tell you all about it! Leave me a comment, it'll make my day!