Great Burdock
Arctium lappa Aster Family
(c) Gertrud K.
(c) Pethan
(c) Gertrud K.(c) Pethan

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): George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center (1), Western Field (2), West Side (3), Central Woodland (4), Successional Field (5), South Side (6), Canterbury Brook Corridor (8), Composting Site (9)

Total Number of EMUs: 8

Status in Massachusetts: Introduced

Notes: Flower heads are 1-1.5" and Stalk 3-8'




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