A bushy plant with large leaves and purple thistle like flowers. Blooms July-September. An important blood purifier. Has anti-bacterial properties and is used for many skin problems. Useful also for rheumatism and arthritis. The root may be boiled as a vegetable and the stalk, prior to flowering.may also be cooked. Greater burdock is also a natural dye plant which is loved by bees and caterpillars.
Habitat: waste ground.
Sow May to July