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My favourite drink was Dandelion and Burdock, I know what a Dandelion is, but what is a burdock?
My favourite drink was Dandelion and burdock, I know what a Dandelion is, but what is a burdock?
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Name: Vince, Addlestone
Qualification: National Trust Guide on edible medicinal plants
Answer: The burdock is a biannual weed that you see quite a lot in the countryside. A lot of people recognize it from those tiny balls that kids throw at each other. The root is used in the drink. If you dig up the root, you can roast it over a fire.