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Arctium nemorosum

Wood Burdock

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height1m to 2.5m
  • Spread1m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourMid green, white

Description

Arctium nemorosum (Wood Burdock). This wild-flowering biennial species will produce arching stems. The leaves are broadly heart-shaped. The flowers are purple and held in egg shaped capitula. The plant resembles the lesser burdock in that the flowers are raceme-like clusters, rather than a flat corymb, but the plant is taller growing. The flowering branches also curve downwards, unlike lesser burdock.

Also known as Arctium vulgare.

Characteristics

Biennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Other common names

Woodland Burdock

Origin

Old World

Interest and use

Wildflower, bee fodder.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Prefers semi-shade.

Propagation

By seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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