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common burdock (Arctium minus; COMPOSITE FAMILY [Asteraceae]) Coarse biennial herb to 5 tall.  Large, alternate leaves, mostly with hollow petioles.  Flower heads pink to purplish, -1 wide; covered with bracts bearing inward-curving hooks.  Fruits mature into round bristled burrs which stick tenaciously to fur and clothing.  Roadsides, disturbed sites.  Ecologically invasive Eurasian native.  [105]

 

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