Botanical name: can be any of Arctium spp., but especially Arctium lappa (edible burdock, greater burdock, or lappa burdock)
Common name: burdock root, edible burdock, greater burdock, lappa burdock
Japanese name: gobo
Korean name: ueong
Portuguese name: bardana
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
Family: Asteraceae [formerly called Compositae] (aster, daisy, or sunflower family)
Gender:feminine (traditional western European magickal gender)
Magickal substitutions:Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.
Magical Uses Protection, Healing
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