Edible: Burdock [Arctium species]


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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