It is a plant that usually goes un-noticed, often underfoot as we walk across flat areas. The plantains like to remain incognito among the grass or merge into the background on waste ground. But in spring they make themselves known by putting up long stalks with small creamy-coloured flowers. Their modest display delights the eye. There are various kinds. This one is Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata). It is growing by the crumbling remains of a rotting tree stump at the junction of two paths: surely bound to be “tidied up” and removed some day soon – but it will no doubt make a comeback.