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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_armi2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm150422_402

April    Jackson County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm150422_403

April    Jackson County    NC

Petiole of the basal leaves hollow (at least toward base), per Weakley's Flora.

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Sam Pratt    sbp_20140428_150528

April    Spartanburg County    SC

A basal whorl of large ovate, cordate, serrate leaves, 15-45cm long, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.

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Sam Pratt    sbp_20140428_150538

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm160505_532

May    Jackson County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm160505_533

May    Jackson County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm160505_534

May    Jackson County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm070702_165

July    Pocahontas County    WV

The Falls of Hill Creek

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JK Marlow    jkm070702_168

July    Pocahontas County    WV

The Falls of Hill Creek

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JK Marlow    jkm070702_171

July    Pocahontas County    WV

The Falls of Hill Creek

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JK Marlow    jkm070702_175

July    Pocahontas County    WV

The Falls of Hill Creek

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JK Marlow    jkm070702_178

July    Pocahontas County    WV

The Falls of Hill Creek

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JK Marlow    jkm070702_180

July    Pocahontas County    WV

The Falls of Hill Creek

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JK Marlow    jkm160827_654

August    Henderson County    NC

Bearwallow Mountain

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JK Marlow    jkm120920_957

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

Flowers suggestive of a Thistle, but the leaves are neither prickly or spiny, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm120920_959

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

Leaves alternate, ovate, serrate-dentate, cordate to truncate, petiolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120920_959b

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

Involucres globose, their bracts terminating in long sharply hooked spines, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm120920_961

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm120920_963

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm120920_973

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

Leaves loosely tomentose to floccose beneath, petiolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, Bugwood.org    bug_1358052

Month Unknown        

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Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, Bugwood.org    bug_1358057

Month Unknown        

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Theodore Webster, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org     bug_1553141

Month Unknown        

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John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org    bug_5391897

Month Unknown        

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John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org    bug_5391898

Month Unknown        

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Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org     bug_5436785

Month Unknown