I looked at the USDA very quickly, and found this list of plantago species
now I'd like to reintroduce some of these species
or have them in a garden
(red seed plantain is supposed to be in 48 states)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Francis S" <manofpeace32@...> wrote:
> Here is a random link for Texas plantago
> I think maybe even hitting mosquitoe's while biting
> may cause it easier too send out the poison, but I haven't compared enough.
> One time though while in a( rainy) field of long grass I didn't hit any
> and after being bit every second way over 20 times a scond
> (not uncommon Im a guitar player)
> I didn't have any need (itches) to scratch.
> taking vitamin B 1 garlic can help
> also rubbing mint (catnip) on your skin should work
> (but they will still crawl on you looking for a spot to bite.)
> I never tried making tea , and putting it on your skin,
> but I've read you can use pine needle tea.
> so many other things (aromatic smelling )herbs you can use,
> but i'd have to search for it.
> I quote
> Thirteen species of plantain are recognized in Texas.
> Most are native, cool-season annuals,
> but three species are perennials and two are introduced.
> redseed plantain (Plantago rhodosperma Dcne.)
> Cedar OR Heller plantain (Plantago hellerii Small)
> Hooker plantain
> It is always good to have some froze
> just in case someone gets something like athlets foot in the winter
> a strange bite or something else.