Arctium tomentosum

Arctium tomentosum

Arctium tomentosum Mill.
Engl.: woolly burdock, cottony burdock.
Deu.: Filzige Klette.
Suom.: seittitakiainen, takiainen.
Sven.: ullig kardborre, ullkardborre.
Fran.: bardane tomenteuse.
Bot. syn.: Lappa tomentosa (Mill.) Lam.

Burdock stalks.

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Henriette's herbal blog: I only heard about burdock stalks this winter.

Burdock seed.

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Invasion.

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Henriette's herbal blog: What's a nice burdock like you doing in a place like this?

Photo: Arctium tomentosum 11.

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Where the seeds fall ... dead stalk in seed. Perheniemi, Finland. Wild. 2006-04-24.

Burdock leaf.

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Henriette's herbal blog: There's a trick to drying burdock leaf.

Photo: Arctium tomentosum 9.

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Leaves ready to dry, with cut midveins. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Picked. 2005-05-27.

Photo: Arctium tomentosum 10.

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Leaves hung to dry. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Picked. 2005-05-27.

Burdock root.

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Henriette's herbal blog: No, you shouldn't dig second year burdock root in fall.

Photo: Arctium tomentosum 12.

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Dead plant in winter. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 2004-11-21.

Photo: Arctium tomentosum 8.

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Leaf of Arctium tomentosum and Tussilago farfara. Perheniemi, Finland. Wild. 2001-09-13.

Photo: Arctium tomentosum 6.

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Roots dug up. Those are by no means small roots - they're on a A3 paper, twice the size of an A4, which is about US Letter). Burdocks like stony ground, so roots dug up often break at 4-8" - 10" if you're lucky. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Picked. 1999-09-01.

Photo: Arctium tomentosum 3.

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Spring growth. Vanhakaupunginlahti, Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 1999-05-25.

Photo: Arctium tomentosum 5.

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Leaf rosette in spring. Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 1996-05-01.

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Plant with flower buds. Can be used like Arctium lappa. For look-alikes before the flower appears check Petasites hybridus and Tussilago farfara. Vantaa, Finland. Wild. 1992-07-01.

Photo: Arctium tomentosum 2.

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Closeup of flower. Vantaa, Finland. Wild. 1992-07-01.

Photo: Arctium tomentosum 1.

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Closeup of flower bud. The "woolly" comes from the flowerheads - compare this to the other burdocks. (... fooled me they were flowers until the real flowers came - next picture.) Vantaa, Finland. Wild. 1992-07-01.