ARCHIVE 220 – PLANTAIN (MONO)
March 16, 2016 9 Comments
Plantain from our Bristol garden; 22 June 2014.
Taking my life (and my plant guide) in my hands, I’m going to identify this as the Ribwort Plantain. And this is the first denizen of our front garden that I’ve pictured. Not that it was in the front garden when I pictured it. Seeing these plantains – plants that I’ve always liked – beside our front gate, I held back The Destructor (our petrol mower) from roaring and ravaging over them and instead let it roar and ravage around them, so that I could preserve them and bring a bloom indoors.
And if this is indeed the Ribwort Plantain, my little book tells me that its one of the commonest European plants – and also that it grows in “grassy and waste places”, which describes our diminutive and scraggy front garden to a tee.
D800 with 105mm Nikkor; 100 ISO; tripod; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Landscape preset.