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(1) Agrimony, see there; Agrimonia eupatoria.
(2) Burdock, see there; Arctium lappa.


Herbal agent made from Arctium lappa or A. minus; produced in several forms (e.g., cream, tonic, liquid); used against a huge range of disorders (e.g., arthritis, pain syndromes, rash); has been involved in poisoning; safety and efficacy not established.
Synonym(s): beggar's buttons, cocklebur (2) , wild gobo.


A perennial herb (Agrimonia eupatoria, A. herba) used in desiccated form in tablets and infusions, as well as topically (wound healing, astringent).
Synonym(s): cocklebur (1) , sticklewort.
[L. agrimonia, fr. G. argemōnē]
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Compensatory responses of common cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium) and velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti) to partial shading.
However, during the operation, the cocklebur fruit in the right bronchus was pushed to a deeper level by the trielcon.
Knot grass and common cat-tail were not found in excavated depressions and cocklebur was rarely encountered in the excavated depressions (Williams & Hudak 2005).
Velcro,[R] for instance, was inspired by the tiny hooks on the cocklebur.
Weeds per row % crop yield Weed Crop or area reduction Giant foxtail Soybeans 1 weed/ft 13 Velvetleaf Soybeans 1 weed/3 ft 34 Smooth pigweed Soybeans 1 weed/ft 25-27 Sicklepod Soybeans 1 weed/ft 30 Palmer amaranth Soybeans 1 weed/ft 64 Common cocklebur Soybeans 1 weed/ft 87 Giant foxtail Corn 1 weed/ft 7 Hemp dogbane Corn 1 weed/ft 15 Hemp dogbane Sorghum 1 weed/ft 30 Sicklepod Cotton 1 weed/3 ft 40 Common cocklebur Cotton 1 weed/3 ft 40-60 Wild oat Sugar beet 1 weed/ft 22 Wild oat Wheat 1 weed/[ft.
Consider the common cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium), which will flower when the length of the light period is less than 16 hours.
We collected more than 30 males, many of which were calling from stems of rough cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium).
From the origins of Velcro in the notorious spiny cocklebur to how self-cleaning leaves fostered self-cleaning surface inventions, THE GECKO'S FOOT draws direct links between bioresearch and consumer interests.
Readers may be surprised to learn, for instance, that the fruits of the cocklebur inspired the hook and loop fastener known as Velcro; unfolding leaves and insect wings share the same folding patterns as solar panels; and the self-cleaning leaves of the sacred lotus plant have spawned a new industry of self-cleaning surfaces.
You'll Need * 5 different types of seeds (such as basswood, cocklebur, apple, maple, or a type of bean) * 5 different test materials: A wool sock, Styrofoam, felt, a cotton handkerchief, and cardboard Procedure: []1.
Important weeds that pose a threat to horticultural crops include dandelion, Canadian thistle, field bindweed, common lamb's-quarter, Johnsongrass, quackgrass, common cocklebur, and large crabgrass.