Found, for me, an unusual plant while hiking.

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  1. vanisle

    vanisle Member

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    Just wondering what plant is in the photographs. I am concerned it might be an invasive species, having not seen it in the forests of South Vancouver Island before.

    I checked the local municipal website and they listed three species but none of the photo's matched what I had seen. Probably worried about nothing but want to make sure.

    Thanks for your help.

    Henk
     

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  2. Tyrlych

    Tyrlych Active Member 10 Years

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    Burdock, Arctium sp., perhaps A.tomentosum
     
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    Thank you, much appreciated. Plus I learned where velcro comes from. Who would have thought. :)
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks for mentioning that. The Arctium - Wikipedia article was interesting in the list of places where the names for burdock and velcro are similar, and the photo of that leaf about a third the length of that very tall man. The Food and Drink section was pretty interesting as well.
     

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