Lesser Burdock
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 9th June 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode




 

Flower
Taken at Gullane on 8th July 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 21st July 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode
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Lesser Burdock.
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AKA:
Arctium minus.
Asteraceae.
Perennial.
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Wasteground, roadsides, dry woodland and clearings.
July-September.
60 - 120 cms.
Children love to play with the flower heads, throwing them at each other to make them stick on clothing, leading to the folk names for the flower of "batchelor's buttons" and "sticky buttons". However this ability is very important to the plant as it ensures its seeds can be spread far from the plant on the coats of animals and birds. Folk medicines prepared from the plant include treatments for snakebites, rabid dogs, burns, sores ulcers, sciatica and many more.