Burdock

Arctium spp.

Photo of Burdock
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Burdock is a biennial plant that appears on open ground. A tall growing plant, the fruit has hooked bristles which infest animal hides and tails. It is a biennial with a large taproot which defies most efforts to dig it out.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences