Burdock Plant. Burdock species, native to europe and asia, have been naturalized throughout north america. Each head about 2cm (4/5in.) in diameter, densely covered with purplish, hooked bristles;
Burdock (arctium lappa) is a plant native to japan that is now found all over the world. The benefits of burdock extend beyond peeling and eating raw or cooked. The roots and young leaves and shoots are edible.