Burdock (Arctium lappa)

Large-leaved hardy biennial reaching 1m/3ft tall.  Small purple flowers in late summer and hooked burrs.

Medicinally, Burdock leaves are used as a poultice to ease ailments including bruising, minor burns, rheumatism, arthritis.  The root can be used as a decoction for skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and dandruff.