Arctium tomentosum

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Arctium tomentosum
Arctium tomentosum - villtakjas.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Arctium
Species: A. tomentosum
Binomial name
Arctium tomentosum
Mill. 1768
Synonyms[1]
  • Arctium leptophyllum Klokov
  • Lappa tomentosa (Mill.) Lam.
Arctium tomentosum - MHNT

Arctium tomentosum, commonly known as the downy burdock or woolly burdock, is a species of burdock that is native to Eurasia from Spain[2] to Xinjiang Province in western China.[3] It is also widely naturalized in parts of North America.[4][5]

Arctium tomentosum is a biennial herbaceous plant. It can be distinguished from related species because the underside of the leaves is covered with white woolly hairs. The species was described by Philip Miller in 1768.[4]

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