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Greater Burdock

Arctium lappa

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Hardy Native Biennial, usually of Rough Grassland and Wasteland; with purple thistle-like flowers on tall, stout, leafy stems above very large foliage in July to September, followed by “sticky bud” fruits.

Height x Spread:

48 in (120 cm) x 36 in (90 cm)

Wildlife Value:

Very attractive to Butterflies and Bees; food plant of the caterpillars of Painted Lady butterflies and Frosted Orange moths.

Other Interest:

Used in herbal medicine to reduce inflamation and control infections; Cullinary: all parts are used in varous ways.

Greater Burdock