I wasn’t thinking so much of burdock, but of those little – what do you call them – grass burrs? – that cling to your pants legs when you’re out walking. And in the ecosystems I am familiar with, there isn’t the four-season delineation that we have in the northern hemisphere (instead, only wet and dry seasons).

Here’s a favorite way we enjoy the pako or fiddlehead fern:
http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/pako-fiddlehead-ferns-in-their-natural-state