Edible: Burdock [Arctium species]

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35 Burdock Burdock. Last year’s burrs on the ground. Too early for new growth.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 04, 2001
36 Burdock burrs closeup Burdock burrs closeup
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 04, 2001
11 Common burdock Common burdock
Source: Central Park, Mar 19, 2000
12 Burdock Burdock. Little leaves now.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 25, 2000
37 Burdock Burdock
Source: Crestwood Riverside, Westchester, Apr 14, 2001
38 Burdock root Burdock root
Source: Crestwood Riverside, Westchester, Apr 14, 2001
39 Burdock Burdock. Note whire underneath leaves.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Apr 22, 2001
40 Burdock burr closeup Burdock burr closeup. Note little hooks.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Apr 22, 2001
41 Burdock root Burdock root
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Apr 22, 2001
53 Burdock Burdock.
Source: Central Park, May 08, 2005
54 Burdock root closeup Burdock root closeup.
Source: Central Park, May 08, 2005
55 Burdock Burdock. See white fuzziness on bottom of leaf.
Source: Central Park, May 08, 2005
56 Two burdock roots someone dug up Two burdock roots someone dug up.
Source: Central Park, May 08, 2005
13 Burdock Burdock. Still okay in May.
Source: Alley Pond Park (Woods), Queens, May 14, 2000
14 Burdock root that someone dug out Burdock root that someone dug out.
Source: Alley Pond Park (Woods), Queens, May 14, 2000
63 Burdock Burdock, second year.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 22, 2011
64 Burdock Burdock, second year. Starting to peel the stem. The stems can be harvested, though the season is short.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 22, 2011
65 Burdock Burdock, second year. A peeled stem. To be good needs to be soft and flexible. Then you parboil.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 22, 2011
66 Burdock Burdock, first year.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 22, 2011
67 Burdock Burdock, first year. A root broken short.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 22, 2011
68 Burdock Burdock, first year. A long root.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 22, 2011
15 Burdock Burdock. Now can peel stems and boil for one minute. Very short season for stems.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 27, 2000
57 Burdock Burdock. Dana dug one up.
Source: Central Park, May 30, 2005
16 Burdock Burdock. First year plant has root edible throughout year.
Source: Central Park, Jun 10, 2000
17 2nd year burdock 2nd year burdock. Note leaves on central stem. Root is inedible, but can eat the stem like artichoke. This is young second year.
Source: Central Park, Jun 10, 2000
18 2nd year burdock 2nd year burdock. Older than the prior one.
Source: Central Park, Jun 10, 2000
58 Burdock Burdock, flowers.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 01, 2006
59 Burdock Burdock, first year. Only tap root in season in summer. Other Fall(?) must cook.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 01, 2006
60 Burdock Burdock, second year.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 01, 2006
61 Burdock Burdock, flowers.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 01, 2006
62 Burdock Burdock, flowers.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 01, 2006
19 Burdock in hard soil Burdock in hard soil.
Source: Central Park, Jul 02, 2000
20 Burdock root Burdock root.
Source: Central Park, Jul 02, 2000
42 Burdock Burdock.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2001
43 Burdock root Burdock root.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2001
44 Burdock Burdock, 2nd year.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2001
69 Burdock Burdock.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2011
70 Burdock root Burdock root.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2011
71 Burdock Burdock. The underside of the leaves are white.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2011
72 Burdock second year Burdock second year.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2011
73 Second year burdock flower Second year burdock flower.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2011
45 Burdock Burdock, 2nd year. See stalk. When no flowers is still edible.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 08, 2001
46 Burdock Burdock. Steve holding peeled stem. Boil one minute.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 08, 2001
47 Burdock Burdock, 1st year.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 08, 2001
48 Burdock flower closeup Burdock flower closeup.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 08, 2001
49 Burdock root Burdock root.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 08, 2001
21 1st year burdock 1st year burdock. Roots are edible.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 09, 2000
22 2nd year burdock 2nd year burdock. Roots not edible.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 09, 2000
23 A burdock root pulled up by a walk participant A burdock root pulled up by a walk participant, with little digging.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 09, 2000
24 An even longer one! An even longer one!
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 09, 2000
74 Burdock Burdock, first year.
Source: Inwood Park, Manhattan, Jul 17, 2011
75 Burdock Burdock, first year. Note whiteness underneath.
Source: Inwood Park, Manhattan, Jul 17, 2011
76 Burdock Burdock, second year.
Source: Inwood Park, Manhattan, Jul 17, 2011
77 Burdock burrs Burdock burrs.
Source: Inwood Park, Manhattan, Jul 17, 2011
78 Wildman holding burdock root Wildman holding burdock root.
Source: Inwood Park, Manhattan, Jul 17, 2011
79 Digging up burdock root Digging up burdock root.
Source: Inwood Park, Manhattan, Jul 17, 2011
25 Burdock Burdock. 1st year. Can dig up root. Slice diagonally and cook.
Source: Central Park, Jul 29, 2000
26 Burdock Burdock. 2nd year. Not edible.
Source: Central Park, Jul 29, 2000
50 Burdock flower closeup Burdock flower closeup.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 29, 2001
51 Burdock Burdock.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 29, 2001
52 Burdock Burdock.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 29, 2001
27 Burdock 1st year Burdock 1st year. Can dig up root.
Source: Central Park, Aug 20, 2000
28 Burdock 2nd year Burdock 2nd year. Root like wood.
Source: Central Park, Aug 20, 2000
29 Burdock Burdock, 1st year
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sep 02, 2000
30 Burdock root that a tour participant dug up Burdock root that a tour participant dug up.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sep 02, 2000
31 Burdock Burdock, 2nd year
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sep 02, 2000
1 Burdock Burdock. Not many good ones left to take pictures of. Did the tour participants harvest them all?
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Nov 13, 1999
2 Burdock Burdock. A closeup of a leaf.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Nov 13, 1999
3 Burdock Burdock. Found elsewhere in the park.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Nov 13, 1999
32 1st year burdock 1st year burdock. Root can be dug up.
Source: Central Park, Nov 19, 2000
33 2nd year burdock 2nd year burdock. Not edible. Note burrs.
Source: Central Park, Nov 19, 2000
34 Burdock roots some people dug up Burdock roots some people dug up.
Source: Central Park, Nov 19, 2000
4 Burdock Burdock. Wildman is digging up the first one.
Source: Central Park, Nov 21, 1999
5 Burdock Burdock. This is the one Wildman dug up.
Source: Central Park, Nov 21, 1999
6 Burdock Burdock
Source: Central Park, Nov 21, 1999
7 Burdock Burdock
Source: Central Park, Nov 21, 1999
8 Burdock Burdock. The fellow that dug up the onions dug this one up.
Source: Central Park, Nov 21, 1999
9 Burdock Burdock. Second year.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Nov 28, 1999
10 Burdock Burdock. First year.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Nov 28, 1999

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