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Lesser Burdock, Arctium minus Family: Asteraceae
Arctium minus agg.     *     Lesser Burdock

Flowering time: July-September. Biennial

Habitat: Open woods, waste ground, meadows and roadsides throughout England, Wales, Ireland and much of Scotland

Branched stems bearing stalked, greenish purple-pink flowers followed by very sticky burs. The florets are longer than the hooked sepal-like bracts. The large wavy-edged leaves are longer than wide with hollow basal stalks.

Similar: Wood Burdock, A. nemorosum was previously known as Arctium minus ssp. nemorosum


Lesser Burdock, Arctium minus       Lesser Burdock, Arctium minus


Lesser Burdock, Arctium minus
Lesser Burdock, Arctium minus
Godlingston Hill, Dorset. October 2012

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