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Greater Burdock, not yet in flower  
   

Greater Burdock, not yet in flower

Taken in November 2021, at the Botanical Gardens in Pisa. As Greater Burdock flowers in June and July, this was not in flower at the time the photo was taken.
Greater Burdock

November 24th 2021
ENGLISH NAME : The Greater Burdock LATIN NAME : Arctium Lappa ITALIAN NAME : Bardana Maggiore NICKNAMES : Greater Burdock, Gobo, Edible Burdock, Lappa, Beggar's buttons, Thorny Burr, Happy Major STORY BEHIND NAMES: Arctium Lappa : Arktos is the Greek word for bear and Leppa means to seize. These refer to its rough-coated fruits, which are covered in bracts, which cling to clothes a ... read more
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