Arctium minus - Plant

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Lesser burdock
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Arctium minus, commonly known as lesser burdock, burweed, louse-bur, common burdock, button-bur, cuckoo-button, or wild rhubarb, is a biennial plant.

Common name: Lesser burdock
Color: Purple
Bloom time: July - September.
Height: 1.5 meters
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Growing plants can be inexpensive, particularly when growing them from seed. Seeds of plants flowers should usually be sown directly into the sunny flower bed, as developing roots do not like to be disturbed.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 50 – 77 F (10 C – 25 C)

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Deadhead to prolong flowering.
  • Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.
  • Zinnias will die with the first frost.


Special Feature:
A fiber is obtained from the inner bark and is used to make paper. It is about 0.9 mm long. The stems are harvested in late summer, the leaves are removed and the stems steamed in order to strip off the fiber.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Medicinal Uses: Burdock is one of the foremost detoxifying herbs in both Chinese and Western herbal medicine.
  • Arctium lappa is the main species used, though this species has similar properties.
  • The dried root of one year old plants is the official herb, but the leaves and fruits can also be used.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use

Reference:
http://montana.plant-life.org/species/arctium_minus.htm https://www.google.co.in/search?q=Arctium+minus&oq=Arctium+minus&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i61&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=Arctium+minus+medical+use
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