Common Burdock

Phil Bendle

Plant Bio

Common Name:Burdock species - Common and Giant
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Arctium
Species:minus and lappa
Classification/Rank:Very Invasive
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Habitat/Range:Well dispersed throughout the region and found primarily in moist regions

Description

• biennial herb that grows 0.5 to 1.5 m tall
• stems are erect
• basal leaves are large, egg to heart shaped, short stalked or unstalked, green, smooth above while thinly white-woolly below; stem leaves are similar, alternate, and reduced upwards
• flowers are pink-purple, burlike, are unstalked or on short stalks; flower heads are scattered throughout the plant

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posted: July 14, 2017
Attend the BC Northern Exhibition for free!

The Northwest Invasive Plant Council will have an Information Booth at this year's BCNE, and we're looking for volunteers to help out.

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posted: July 7, 2017
Invaders! Invasive Species in BC

Watch this short video from the Province about invasive species and their impacts on BC - Invaders! Invasive Species in BC