Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Biennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

Look for it in pastures, barnyards, roadsides, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Reddish-purple/ Lavender
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown/Black
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Arctium minus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arctium minus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-26-003:
Arctium minus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Burdock