- Flower nameArctium minu
- Scientific nameArctium minu
- Place of originEurope
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October
What is Arctium minu
Arctium minu (scientific name: Arctium minu) is a biennial plant in the Asteraceae family native to Europe. It is naturalized in Australia and North and South America. It is considered an invasive weed that is noxious to livestock. Stems are upright, ridged, hairy and branched at the top. Leaves are heart-shaped with large rhizomatous leaves in the first year, and the stem leaves alternate in the second year. The upper leaves are long and ovate, the lower leaves are heart-shaped. The bracts are needle-shaped and warped, with a crooked tip that is attached to animals and people. The flowers are similar to those of a Cirsium japonicum (scientific name:Cirsium japonicum) i The difference between them is that the bracts of the damselfly bracts are hook-shaped and the leaves are very large.
Common name:Arctium minu, scientific name: Arctium minu, aka: common burdock,lesser burdoc, little burdock, louse-bur, button-bur, cuckoo-button,wild rhubarb, Origin: Europe, Environment: field and wasteland, Grass height: 1.5 m, Leaf shape: long and oval ( Upper stems), heart-shaped(lower stems), leaf margins: sharp serrated, leaf color: green, leaf underside: grayish-white with downy hairs, leaf inflorescence: alternate Inflorescence: capitulum, flower color: reddish purple, flowering season: July-October, diameter: 1.5-3 cm.