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Arctium minus

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ARK-tee-um MY-nus
Description

Often considered a weed.

 

Site: Waste places, roadsides, old fields

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#fall#pink#summer#fall flowers#lavender#weed#edible weed#purple flowers#pink flowers#summer flowers#bracts#fields#Roadsides#globular#old fields#lavender flowers#edible garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#fall#pink#summer#fall flowers#lavender#weed#edible weed#purple flowers#pink flowers#summer flowers#bracts#fields#Roadsides#globular#old fields#lavender flowers#edible garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Arctium
    Species:
    minus
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Edibility:
    Edible roots.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Weed
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    This plant has globular, prickly, pink to lavender flower heads. Overlapping green bracts with hooked tips enclose the numerous, tubular florets.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has up to 18 in. ovate leaves. Lower leaves are heart shaped, dark green with woolly undersides; hollow leafstalk
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No