Burdock Buds - Bavaria, Germany

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Burdock is any of a group of biennial thistles in the genus Arctium, family Asteraceae. Native to the Old World, several species have been widely introduced worldwide.
Plants of the genus Arctium have dark green leaves that can grow up to 28" (71 cm) long. They are generally large, coarse and ovate, with the lower ones being heart-shaped. They are woolly underneath. The leafstalks are generally hollow. Arctium species generally flower from July through to October.
The prickly heads of these plants (burrs) are noted for easily catching on to fur and clothing (being the inspiration for Velcro), thus providing an excellent mechanism for seed dispersal. Burrs cause local irritation and can possibly cause intestinal hairballs in pets. However, most animals avoid ingesting these plants.
The roots of burdock, among other plants, are eaten by the larva of the Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli). The plant is used as a food plant by other Lepidoptera including Brown-tail, Coleophora paripennella, Coleophora peribenanderi, the Gothic, Lime-speck Pug and Scalloped Hazel.

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Die Filz-Klette oder Wollkopf-Klette (Arctium tomentosum) ist eine Pflanzenart aus der Gattung der Kletten (Arctium) in der Unterfamilie der Carduoideae innerhalb der Familie der Korbblütler (Asteraceae). Es ist eine zweijährige krautige Pflanze. Die Pflanzen wachsen meist sparrig verzweigt und erreichen Wuchshöhen von 50 bis 120 cm. Die Laubblätter sind auf der Unterseite mehr oder weniger dicht graufilzig.

Die Filz-Klette lässt sich von den anderen Kletten-Arten sofort durch die spinnwebartig wollig behaarten Blütenköpfchen unterscheiden. Die körbchenförmigen Blütenstände haben einen Durchmesser von etwa 2 cm und sind 3 cm hoch. Die rötliche oder weißliche Spitze der Hüllblätter der Köpfchen kann hakenförmig eingebogen oder auch gerade sein. In den Blütenkörben sind viele Röhrenblüten vorhanden. (Wikipedia)

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  2. Habub3 64 months ago | reply

    Wollte zuerst gar nicht glauben, dass dies echte Disteln sind. Vor dem blauen Himmel wirken sie edle Blumen! Klasse Bildgestaltung!

  3. c0gnate 53 months ago | reply

    Delightful!

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  6. Lara-queen 42 months ago | reply

    I never seen this one before :-) Very delicate these whites things , great capture Uschi .
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  7. E.L.A 42 months ago | reply

    Just WOWW :))
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  11. Corkneyfonz 34 months ago | reply

    I must confess my ignorance in identifying this plant , despite my consuming copius amounts of the dandelion and burdock soft drink. Another fine looking macro, incredible work.

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  15. Rondlarg Photos - busy and that is why offline 28 months ago | reply

    Fantastische Makro Komposition mit wunderschönen Details!
    Die Filzklette habe ich vorher nicht gekannt; - schöne Pflanze!

  16. MAXDB 11 months ago | reply

    Un'immagine splendida e molto particolare e con un magnifico dettaglio

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    Your beautiful floral photograph was seen in H enny's Flower Gardens.

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