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(First upload on September 20 2007. Last on September 23 2017) [ 日本語 | English ]

Arctium lappa L.






Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Arctium L. (ゴボウ)
Biennial thistles → one species is distributed in Japan
Gobo(u) (ゴボウ, 牛蒡), great burdock
Noragobo (ノラゴボウ, 野良牛蒡)
Lifeform: biennial/perennial forb
Distribution: native to the Mediterranean and West Asia (immigrated to Japan in the Jomon Era)
Habitat: wastelands, arablelands, grasslands, etc.
Seed dispersal: animal (ecto-zoochore)

Can be seen at HUSTEP: Plants and Plant communities in Japan (flora list)

Vegetable: roots → many varieties (cultivars) for edibles in Japan
root
cooked by Miyata (July 3 2011). If you do not understand this, go to any Japanese restaurant and order "Kimpira-gobo".
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Arctium lappa in Hokkaido University Campus


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[1-3] going to a grocery to see the belowground organ that is edible on September 19 2007. I do not like to touch the flowers and fruits, because I do not like to disperse the adhisive seeds. [4-6] near the training hall of Japanese archery, Hokkaido University. [4] on July 19 2016. [5] a huge shoot on June 21 2017. [6] on July 20 2017.

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