Arctium minus



Bardane, Beggar's Button, Clothbur, Cockle-button, Cockoo-button, Lappa minor, Lesser Burdock, Smaller Burdock, Wild Rhubarb

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Biennial
Growth Habit: Erect
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Wavy, coarsely toothed
Leaf Hairs: Highly pubescent underside
Leaf Structure: Triangular with lobed base near stem, prominently veined
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Root Type: Large taproot
Flower Color: Purple burs


Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Selective control option not available
  • Post Emergence: 2, 4-D; Carfentrazone, Clopyralid, Dicamba, Mecoprop-p, Triclopyr

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