Burdock Seed

£2.00

Burdock. Large perennial wild flower with huge, coarse slightly hairy leaves. Purple red thistle-like flowers which turn into very clingy burrs/hooked seed heads.

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Description

Arctium minus

Burdock is also known as Sticky Bobs, Sticklebacks, Beggars Buttons,  along with other names. It is a large, tough perennial wildflower which develops big leathery, coarse leaves and branched stiff flower stems, up to 1m. The numerous flowers in late summer-autumn look like small thistles, reddish purple. The seed heads are reportedly the inspiration for the invention of Velcro since they are covered in small hooks as a means of seed dispersal, that  attach to anything. The thick tap roots are an ingredient of the once popular Dandelion and Burdock fizzy drink. Can be grown in semi-shade, woodland edges.

Seed from Shropshire

Main pic  and flower pic courtesy of Rudolphous, CC BY-SA 4.0

smaller pic courtesy of Rasbak, CC BY-SA 3.0 ,

Additional information

Weight N/A
Hardiness

Very Hardy

Native

yes

Life Cycle

perennial

Size

2gm pack(approx120 seeds)

Interest

fruit

Wildlife

yes

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