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Name this weed

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Re: Name this weed

Welcome to the forum. :)

Just a note that I moved this post to the Plant Identification Forum where it is more likely to receive an answer.

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Re: Name this weed

burdock.

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Re: Name this weed

Close, but I think it is actually dock, sometimes called curly dock

Dock:

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Burdock:

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leaves are more triangular.

Dock is an edible weed: "Among its nutritional components, John Kallas (2010) explains, “Curly dock leaves are high in beta-carotene, vitamin C, and zinc” and the seeds are “rich in calcium and fiber while low in protein and fat.” https://eattheinvaders.org/blue-plate-sp ... urly-dock/
You can use it as a salad green, especially when young and tender, or a cooked green.
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Ummm .... I looked closer at the pictures. It will be easier to tell when it is a little bigger, but it could be that potatoes was right and I was wrong! :shock: :(

Burdock is also edible in the sense that it has nutritive and medicinal value. But unlike dock, it takes much more preparation to use, because on its own it is quite bitter. https://www.eattheweeds.com/burdock-banquet/ The article notes burdock (probably burdock root) was in the original recipe for root beer.
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Re: Name this weed

yeah, the light-colored undersides of the leaves is a give-away for burdock.

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Agreed. but the underside in these pictures is really only visible in the small central rosettes. I didn't look closely enough.

Very sorry for jumping the gun and contradicting a right answer. :(
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no worries!

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