Canadian in Candia

July 30, 2009

Mystery Weed Revealed

Filed under: Garden — Tags: , , , — Miriam @ 8:36 am

Burdock
Remember my mystery weed next to the driveway? It’s been identified as a Burdock. The plant that inspired the innovation of Velcro with it’s hooked tendrils that attach seeds to animal coats and human vestments.

Burdock
Burdock

Wikipedia tells me that some varieties are actually cultivated for dishes from other cultures. I’m still considering it a weed and plan on eliminating the early growth next year (it has simply gotten too big to do it this year).

Burdock

The bees are currently enjoying the flowers on the plant though. But I’ll plant equally yummy flowers in place of the giant weed.
Burdock
Burdock
Burdock

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1 Comment »

  1. I love that even a weed can be pretty!

    Comment by Ronnica — July 30, 2009 @ 1:20 pm


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