Page author: David Giblin
Arctium lappa
great burdock, greater burdock

Distribution: Known from a few scattered locations in Washington; British Columbia to California, in Montana, east from California to Colorado and Arizona, also across Canadian Great Plains to Great Lakes region and northeastern North America.

Habitat: Roadsides, ditches, forest openings and edge, wastelots, and other disturbed areas generally at low elevations.

Flowers: August-October

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

Growth Duration: Biennial, Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Arctium lappa L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 816. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Arctium lappa in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Arctium lappa checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Arctium lappa atlas page.

CalPhotos: Arctium lappa photos.

USDA Plants: Arctium lappa information.

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