Monday, October 8, 2007
10.08.07 BURDOCK BONANZA
Wild burdock, Arctium minus, has gone to seed and is having no difficulty finding new locations to grow in our yard. Our little border collie runs through the weeds and then pulls them out one by one and leaves them in fresh sites. Burdock seed really sticks tight, something you won't forget if you find some on your clothing after hiking. It is not a coincidence that burdock seed heads have little prongs that look exactly like Velcro.