Burdock (Arctium spp) is a genus of the plant kingdom that is found all over the world with both edible and medicinal uses.

Burdock and I go way back to my college days when my knowledge of the natural world grew very rapidly. The sweet smell of burdock flowers and rough burs covered a patch of parkland I visited regularly.

I mostly see it in the mountains of Virginia, rarely seeing it in Central Virginia. It’s found in most states the United States, however, though not in some southern states.


Burdock has large burrs that can stick to your clothing or animal fur. It can grow to be fairly tall in fields when not mowed frequently or along fences.

Flower: Purple flowers on tips of prickly ball of bracts. Blooms between June and October. Flower heads are approximately 1 to 3 cm across.

Please join the Online Wildcrafting Membership to See More Detailed Content!




Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

©2023 KLEO Template a premium and multipurpose theme from Seventh Queen


We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you..

Tracks and Roots

Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?

Create Account

%d bloggers like this: