Plant identification

Asked September 1, 2020, 4:49 PM EDT

What is this plant growing wild in southern p g county?

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

This is burdock, a biennial weed that produces a big-leaved plant in its second year.

You can see the burrs, which contains seeds. It has a big root that you will probably have to dig up rather than pull. At any rate, remove these plants before they have a chance to reseed themselves with the burrs.

Ellen