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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