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Arctium Genus

Burdock

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

Description

Arctium genus (Burdock). A genus of 10 erect taproot biennials with alternate, spiny leaves which are entire or toothed and cordate at the base. Tubular flowers are purple or white and borne either singly or in clusters. The seed heads are prickly with tiny hooks which stick to feather and fur.

Characteristics

Biennials, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Eurasia

Interest and use

Various culinary and medicinal uses, as well as for bee fodder.

Propagation

By seed.

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