Arctium minus Schkuhr
  • Botanisches Handbuch 3:
  • Lesser burdock

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Arctium minus Schkuhr. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 28 Nov 2020'

General Information

"To 1.5 m, rarely more; lvs petiolate, the lower petioles mostly hollow, the blade narrowly to very broadly ovate, cordate at base, to 5 × 4 dm, thinly tomentose or eventually glabrate beneath, subglabrous above; branches of the infl ascending to widely spreading, racemiform or subthyrsoid, the heads mostly short-pedunculate or subsessile; invol 1.5–2.5 cm thick, glabrous or slightly glandular to sometimes evidently arachnoid-tomentose, usually a little shorter than the fls, greenish-stramineous or a little purplish, the inner bracts often more flattened than the others and scarcely hooked; achenes 4–5.5 mm; 2n=32, 36. Native of Eurasia, now established on roadsides and in waste places throughout most of the U.S. and s. Can."

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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Europe Northern Europe Ireland

    Nationally Preferred Names

    Lesser burdockEnglishIE

    Other Local Names

    Copóg thuathailIrishIE
    Meacan tuathailIrishIE
    Meacan tuanIrishIE
    Meacan tuaIrishIE
    Cradán (Cnadán)IrishIE
    Meacan tobachIrishIE
    Meacan doghaIrishIE
    Capóg tuaithilIrishIE
    Lideán liostaIrishIE


    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
    • 2 Botanisches Handbuch 3:

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