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Burdock

Subgroup of Garden weeds

With a little more than 10 species, the burdock form their own genus Arctium in the sunflower family. Their original home is in Europe / his and in North Africa. We also have three types of burdock at home:

All species native to us are two years old. They can be easily distinguished from one another by the shape and size of their inflorescences and fruit clusters. The almost spherical flower heads only have tubular flowers - in contrast to other asteris, the ray flowers are absent. Five of the pink, purple or purple petals have grown together to form a corolla. The upright stems are usually heavily branched.

As pioneer plants, they mainly colonize fallow and wasteland, ruderal areas, roadsides, embankments. They prefer to colonize nutrient-rich, partly calcareous soils.

While in Central Europe burdock is perceived as an annoying weed in the garden and agriculture, which sticks to you like a "burdock" when you are gardening, in other countries they are sometimes valued as useful and medicinal plants and are even grown there in plantations . The medicinally effective ingredients of the taproot are said to have great future potential in the fight against serious diseases, including breast tumors.

If you want to successfully control the burdock species in the garden, you should cut and destroy the inflorescences in the second year (they do not even bloom in the first year!) In good time before the seeds ripen. In addition, one should dig up the taproot. However, individual seeds can stay in the ground for a long time before they germinate.

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