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Arctium lappa
Synonyms: Lappa major

Common Name(s): Burdock
Family: Asteraceae
Growth Habit: Biennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days:
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6.5 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Medium
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity: Cloudy
The plant prefers waste ground, calcareous soil and roadsides preferably where water is available. It is rarely in woods. Alterative.
Cercospora, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Anthrachose
Medicinal - folklore, Poison - mammals, Food - vegetable
Temperate-continental, subtropical-dry summer, temperate marine
Geographical Origin:
China, Western Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Europe, Widely naturalized, Caucasus
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