Common Burdock

common burdockDid you ever wonder where the idea for Velcro came from?  Check out the Common Burdock.  The round green buds are covered with lots of little tiny hooks that attach to clothing and fur.  That’s how the plant distributes it’s seeds.  Most meadow walkers have picked many of these off their clothes at some point.  The delicate purple flowers are frequented by bees for pollination and when the seeds mature, the pods are carried far and wide.

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