Edible burdock

Arctium lappa l.

  • Edible burdock
  • Edible burdock
  • Edible burdock
  • Edible burdock
  • Flower name
    Edible burdock
  • Scientific name
    Arctium lappa l.
  • AliasEdible burdock, 牛蒡, Burdock
  • Place of originEurasia
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonJune, July
  • Language of flowerstouch me not

What is Edible burdock

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).


  • Eye
    Asterales
  • Family
    Asteraceae
  • Genus
    Arctium
  • Species
    A. lappa
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    Feather shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typePerennial vegetables
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 300.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 4.0 cm

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