Starting to bloom in mid July 2005, Spokane Valley, WA (Zone 5b)
Young Burdock leaf in the spring
Huge basal first year leaves
These grow all over zone 5b, invasive, but easily removed. Can be ornamental.
Massachusetts Audubon Long Pasture Sanctuary Cummaquid, MA March 16, 2008
Large six foot specimen with many of the barbed 'burs' that spread the seeds
About four feet high, with ripening burs
Close up of a bur, showing the many hooked barbs that make them stick to animals, clothes etc