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Arctium lappa

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ARK-tee-um LAP-uh
Description

 

 

Some places where this plant can be found generally are roadsides, meadows, and waste fields.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#summer#perennial#herbs#wildflowers#fall interest#meadow#urban#Roadsides#edible garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#summer#perennial#herbs#wildflowers#fall interest#meadow#urban#Roadsides#edible garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Arctium
    Species:
    lappa
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    herbal usage
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Temp. Eurasia
    Edibility:
    Roots and leaves are edible.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    The plant has 1- to 1.5-in., flat-topped cluster of flower heads; few burs
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Lower leaves have solid stalks with a groove on upper surface.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow