Photographs: County Waterford
Flowering July-September. Biennial. Native.
Similar to Lesser Burdock, A. minus but very variable. Looser spikes of short-stalked woolly flower-heads. Florets more/less equal sepal-like bracts, more open in fruit. Lower leaf stalks hollow, furrowed above. Stems sometimes reddish.
The commonest Burdock in some parts of Ireland.
Identification by Paul Green.