Common Burdock/Lesser Burdock

Arctium minus

Summary 5

Arctium minus, commonly known as lesser burdock, burweed, louse-bur, common burdock, button-bur, cuckoo-button, or wild rhubarb, is a biennial plant. This plant is native to Europe, but has become an invasive weed in Australia, North and South America, and other places.

How to recognize it? 6

Tall; large, heart shaped leaves with hairy undersides and wavy edges. Hollow stalks. Spiny hooked bracts surround small pink-purple flower. Produces burrs.

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