Family Asteraceae. This biennial plant has a long hard root system, pink flowers and grows 2-10 feet every two years. Geography: Native to Europe and Asia and now also grown in North America.

Historical Uses

This antioxidant rich ingredient has excellent exfoliating properties which is why it is often found in clarity products.

Stories & Legends

The burs that stuck to Swiss Engineer Georges de Mestral's socks and his dog's fur during a walk in the woods inspired his 1955 invention Velcro.