Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Read more about Greater Burdock at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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Documented growing wild in - NC -
Look for it in fields and roadsides, per Weakley's Flora
Basal & alternate
Disc: Reddish-purple/ Lavender
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