Arctium Lappa, Greater Burdock Seed, Beggar's Buttons Niu Bang Zi

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Arctium Lappa, Greater Burdock Seed, Beggar's Buttons Niu Bang Zi

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Arctium Lappa < 牛蒡子 Niu Bang Zi >
Common Name: Greater Burdock, Beggar's Buttons, Edible Burdock, Gobo, Lappa, Thorny Burr, Happy Major

Family: Asteraceae
Binomial name: Arctium Lappa

Greater burdock is a biennial plant, rather tall, reaching as much as 3 m (10 ft). It has large, alternating, cordiform leaves that have a long petiole and are pubescent on the underside. The flowers are purple and grouped in globular capitula, united in clusters. They appear in mid-summer, from July to September. The capitula are surrounded by an involucre made out of many bracts, each curving to form a hook, allowing them to be carried long distances on the fur of animals. The fruits are achenes; they are long, compressed, with short pappus hairs. These are a potential hazard for humans, horses, and dogs. The minute, sharply-pointed, bristly pappus hairs easily detach from the top of the achenes and are carried by the slightest breeze – attaching to skin, mucous membranes, and eyes where they can cause severe dermal irritation, possible respiratory manifestations, and ophthalmia. The fleshy tap-root can grow up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) deep.

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