The reflection of British wildflowers in emotions.
Plantago major. Persistent.
The flower spick of the Plantago or Great Plantain is taller than the large rounded stalked leaves. From the long green flower spike, yellow or lilac stamens project out at right angles. The common weed of the wastelands is used in herb medicine to treat diarrhea and piles.
Persistent or chronic diarrhea persists longer than acute diarrhea, generally more than four weeks. Nasty subject, which I won't dwell on. Who knows if Plantago did the job back in the days when people lived in round huts and hunted for their food through the great forest or over the plains in old England? It must have worked for the Great Plantain to be noted and passed down in folklore. I'm glad I live in these times, where a stay in hospital can diagnose the problem and cure the persistent symptoms.
Proverb: Parsley seed goes nine times to the Devil.