Burdock has a long history of use as a cultivated vegetable and medicine. This Russian native now grows as a weed in much of North America and Europe.
Growing 2-5 feet tall, with a thick woody stem and deep roots, you can spot Burdock in country pastures and along fence rows. It is recognized by its purple flowers and round burrs that are known for sticking to hikers clothing.
Burdock has a bitter and sweet flavour which makes for a delicious tea.