A very common plant in our country. It is a biennial flowering plant from July to August. Reaches 1.5 m in height. The leaves are gray-green on the underside. The pink flowers are longer than the cover leaves, gathered in baskets, and the ones elongated in a cluster, which is a characteristic feature of this species. Burdock seeds are shed by animals (zoochoria).
You probably had balls with strange hooks attached to your clothes more than once when you came back from your childhood journeys. It was most likely a burdock fruit, which sticks to the hair of animals in the same way as it does on our clothes. This allows it to spread over long distances. Like most plants, burdock is also used medicinally. The root has cholagogic, diaphoretic, bactericidal, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and soothing properties. It can lower blood sugar thanks to the inulin it contains, and burdock root oil is used to fight dandruff.