Beggar's Buttons, Bur, Burdock, Burr, Clite, Clod bur, Clot bur, Cockle bur, Cockle button, Cuckle, Cuckold, Gobo, Great bur, Great burdock, Hardane, Hardock, Harlock, Hurr bur, Kiss-me-quick, Love leaves, Stick-button
Burdock plants is a herbaceous plant that grows to about a 1-2.7 m in height. The thick hairy stems grow reddish-purple tubular flowers, which later develop into brownish-grey, wrinkled seed-heads or burrs with hooked spines. Close to its harvesting time, a deep taproot grows to about 60-90 cm in length and features a slender browinsh carrot-shaped root. The root is very crisp and has a sweet, mild, and pungent flavor with a little muddy harshness that can be reduced. Burdock leaves, which are less used than the root, are collected in winter, and have a somewhat bitter taste. Uses: Culinary and traditional medicine.