TG3203 : Greater burdock (Arctium lappa) - flower buds

taken 1 year ago, near to Rockland st Mary, Norfolk, Great Britain

Greater burdock (Arctium lappa) - flower buds
Greater burdock (Arctium lappa) - flower buds
Burdocks are best recognised because of their burrs which stick to animal fur and clothing. The plants grow quite tall with their basal rosette of leaves, which can grow up to a metre wide, staying close to the ground in the first year and the beginning of the second. The flowers, which can be seen from June to October, are purple and form on the prickly balls of bracts. The plant is edible and consists primarily of carbohydrates, volatile oils, plant sterols, tannins, and fatty oils. Some active ingredients in its root are believed to have healing properties and recent studies show that burdock contains phenolic acids, quercetin and luteolin, all powerful antioxidants. For a wider view see > LinkExternal link.
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Monday, 17 July, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 17 July, 2017
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Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3223 0393 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.0126N 1:25.5918E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3223 0394
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