Monday, September 15, 2008

Burdock Bundles

Burdock is a powerful plant. It will grow where it wants, and you'll be hard-pressed to root it out. It will send out its stickery seed heads on any passing pedestrian, especially on wooly sheep. And if there is nothing else for it to grab, it will stick to itself and tumble through the woods!

4 comments:

The Tile Lady said...

What does it look like when its blooming?

Rebecca Clayton said...

If you click on the hyperlinked "burdock" you can see the photo I posted last year about this time.

Reya Mellicker said...

It looks just like it "should" - it takes hulkin' plant to bring up a good sweat while cleaning up blood.

Very cool!

Rebecca Clayton said...

I forgot about burdock's medicinal and culinary uses! I think the root people boil and eat is a horticultural variety, but it's the wild, bitter root that cleanses the blood. Thanks, Reya!