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Arctium minus

Common Name(s):
Common burdock
Categories:
Edible Plants, Wildflowers
Comment:

Often considered a weed. Edible roots.

Season:
Summer into fall
Height:
3-5 ft.
Foliage:
Up to 18 in. ovate leaves; lower leaves are heart shaped, dark green with wooly undersides; hollow leafstalk
Flower:
Globular, prickly, pink to lavender flower heads; overlapping green bracts with hooked tips enclose the numerous, tubular florets
Site:
Waste places, roadsides, old fields
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
edible, edible weed, weed

NCCES plant id: 2480

Arctium minus Arctium minus
Jon Sullivan, CC BY-NC-2.0
Arctium minus Arctium minus
nz willowherb, CC BY-NC-2.0
Arctium minus Arctium minus
NY State IPM at Cornell, CC BY - 2.0