Every year when the plants first start popping up, I have a smidge of trouble identifying between my arnica and plantain. When they first sprout up in the spring, they look awfully similar. Once they start throwing flower stems, I have a better idea.
I harvest the flowers, dry the petals, and steep in olive oil to make my salve. All this started out with just a few plants, maybe 2-3 plants. Took a few years, but now they’ve taken over in the raised bed to where I need to start potting some up to sell. Yeehaw!