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.

1 comment:

Pistoles Press said...

Our boarder collie would always come home with a tail full of cockel burrs around this time of year. He loved picking berries with me. Often times we pulled the blankets out of his doghouse to be washed to find that they were fused together with burrs.