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'Lesser Burdock' Wild Flower; Stout, sometimes bushy, they grow 50-150cm high in wast places and on the roadsides. After flowering the hooked bracts of the seed-heads attach themselves as burs to clothing and animal fur, so transporting the seeds. Biennial.
Flowers; red-purple florets thistle-like. Flowering time July-September. Leaf; ovate, tip pointed, toothed, up to 30cm long; hairless above, sparse hairs beneath, stalk hollow. Fruit; achene, with short pappus, whole seed-head forming bur.
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