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The barbs on the seed heads of Woolly Burdock allow them to easily attach to fur or clothing.

Noxious weed found throughout Alberta

Noxious Weeds: Wooly Burdock

Woolly burdock is found throughout Alberta and will grow in most soil types. It prefers moist, loamy, and well-drained soils which are in direct sunlight. This noxious weed is commonly found on disturbed sites, but has also been found growing in gardens for herbal use. Woolly burdock can only reproduce by seed, but is self-fertile […] Read more

Scentless Chamomile

Weed an enemy of disturbed soils

Noxious Weeds: Scentless chamomile prolific and problematic

Scentless chamomile can be found across the province. Starland County, Parkland County, MD of Lesser Slave River, and Saddle Hills County are just a few of the municipalities with confirmed populations of this plant. Scentless chamomile is a prolific seed producer, with large, healthy plants able to produce up to one million seeds each. Plants […] Read more