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Great Burdock (Arctium lappa)    
Family: Asteraceae      
                 
  Great Burdock

Location: Found in open fields, roadsides and waste places, requires well-drained and moist soil.

Characteristics:

  • Flowering biennial herb
  • Grows up to 2 m wide
  • Flowers July-october

 

 
 

 

Uses:

Leaves:

  • Large, broad, rounded

Flowering structure:

  • Flower heads 3 cm across (1 in)
  • Flowers pale pink, deep purple or white in color
  • Flowers tube-shaped

 

 

       
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