Flower Database

Edible burdock

Basic information
Flower Name
Edible burdock
Formal Name
Arctium lappa l.
Alias
Edible burdock, 牛蒡, Burdock
Habitat
Eurasia
Morph
Perennial vegetables
Comment
Edible burdock(scientific name:Arctium lappa L.) is a perennial vegetables of the family asteraceae native to Eurasia continent. It makes the reddish violet flower resembled a thistle bloom in early summer. It is vegetables eating the brown root which grew in soil and enjoying resistance to the teeth and unique incense. It can be eaten the root in Japan and Korea, but there is not a custom to eat a root and eats a leaf as vegetables abroad and uses a root as Chinese medicine.
Common name:Edible burdock, scientific name: Arctium lappa L., aka: lappa ,burdock ,gobo(Japanese) , origin: Eurasia, plant height: 100 cm, root length: 50-300 cm, flower color: reddish purple, flowering :June- July, seasonal: from fall to winter, portion: roots (Japan, Korea), leaves (overseas).
Detailed information
Order
Asterales
Family
Asteraceae
Genus
Arctium
Species
A. lappa
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
Tubular
Leaf type
Pinnate
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
field
Color
Red, Pink, Violet
Season
Jun Jul
Height
50  ~ 300  [cm]
Diameter
3  ~ 4