Is this broadleaf/greaterleaf plantain?

leoturt

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It grows around our front and backyard, but mostly in our backyard around where we have ponds. The thing is..it doesn't look like water plantain, but it doesn't have any of the tall seed stems/shoots that I see in broadleaf plantains images online.

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We also have ones that are much much larger (like leaves are the size of an adult's hand or bigger), but they also don't have any seed stalks. Is this normal?
 

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We also have ones that are much much larger (like leaves are the size of an adult's hand or bigger), but they also don't have any seed stalks. Is this normal?
Yes. Just the other day I too noticed and picked some very very large plantains in a marshy area near an area where i kayak. There was a very large patch growing there, none of these had put up their seed spikes (yet). I’m sure if you watch and give them a few weeks you will see the typical seed spike.
 

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It grows around our front and backyard, but mostly in our backyard around where we have ponds. The thing is..it doesn't look like water plantain, but it doesn't have any of the tall seed stems/shoots that I see in broadleaf plantains images online.

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That does look very much like broadleaf plantain...but get conformation if you can
 

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My tort seems to like the smaller, younger leaves. But I heard feeding younger leaves of any plant isn't as healthy due to higher concentrations of bad chemicals?
 

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My tort seems to like the smaller, younger leaves. But I heard feeding younger leaves of any plant isn't as healthy due to higher concentrations of bad chemicals?
If this were true, I would be seeing all sorts of problems with the 100's of babies I've raised. Further, most people feed a lot of spring mix to babies, and that is all baby leaves.

I have heard this about spineless opuntia pads, but again, I've seen no issue in a practical sense. I feed baby opuntia pads to baby tortoises from day one.
 

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