Pink Flowers
COMMON BURDOCK (Arctium minus)
Small Flowering Plants

Family: Aster family

Location: Roadsides and fields

Season: Summer/Autumn

Flower: ~3/4" in diameter, surrounded by many green hooked bracts which form a bur, carried in small clusters at end of stems.

Leaves: 5-18" triangular or heart shaped with wavy edges.  Carried on hollow leafstalks.  Lighter green and fuzzy on the underside of leaf.

Fruit:  Seeds remain encased in the bur.  These burs get entangled in fur and clothing and are dispersed this way.  

 

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