Common Burdock
Arctium minus Aster Family
(c) Jennifer Forman Orth
(c) Jennifer Forman Orth

Growth Form: Herb

Flower Color: Purple, Pink

Leaf Arrangement: Alternate

Leaf/Leaflet Shape: Egg-shaped

Habitat Type: Common

Ecological Management Units Where Present (by number): Western Field (2), Central Woodland (4), Clark-Cooper Community Gardens (10)

Total Number of EMUs: 3

Status in Massachusetts: Introduced

Notes: Fruit has prickly, clinging burs




Credits: Morola Adjibodou, the Boston Nature Center and the EFG Project at UMass Boston