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Common Burdock - Arctium minus
Other Names:  Lesser Burdock, Little Burdock

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Stems erect, branched, 30–120 cm. Leaves with hollow petioles; blades 5–20 cm long, glandular, sparsely tomentose beneath, becoming glabrate. Inflorescence racemose, heads on peduncles 5–20 mm long. Involucre 15–30 mm wide, glabrate to loosely tomentose. Disk flowers ca. 30; corolla pink to purple, 7–12 mm long. Pappus 1–4 mm long. Achenes 4–6 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Non-native
 


Range Comments
Widespread; from Eurasia.

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 241

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Recency

 

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Habitat
Disturbed areas.

Ecology
POLLINATORS
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this species or genera where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans, Bombus rufocinctus, and Bombus impatiens (Plath 1934, Colla and Dumesh 2010, Koch et al. 2012).

Management

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141: 39-68.
    • Koch, J., J. Strange, and P. Williams. 2012. Bumble bees of the western United States. Washington, DC: USDA Forest Service, Pollinator Partnership. 143 p.
    • Plath, O.E. 1934. Bumblebees and their ways. New York, NY: Macmillan Company. 201 p.
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    • Cope, M.G. 1992. Distribution, habitat selection and survival of transplanted Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus) in the Tobacco Valley, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 60 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.
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