English: Greater Burdock, Edible Burdock, Lappa, Beggar's Buttons
Dutch: Grote Klis, Grote Klit
French: Grande Bardane, Oreille de Géant (= a giant's ear!)
German: Große Klette
Foraging in autumn: what wild plants are edible? Greater burdock (Arctium lappa) is a highly nutritious edible weed and is easy to identify. The seeds stick to animal's furs and people's clothes and that's why I often refer to it as the velcro plant. The seeds can be sprouted, and I use the leaves to wrap flowers in. This way they keep fresh for a longer time. The root is probably the best known part, it is sold in Japanese stores as gobo and makes a good root vegetable.