Definition of ploughman's spikenard in English:

ploughman's spikenard

noun

  • A European plant of the daisy family, with purple and yellow flower heads.

    Inula conyzae, family Compositae

    • ‘The older herbalists considered Ploughman's Spikenard a good wound herb, and it was frequently taken in decoction for bruises, ruptures, inward wounds, pains in the side and difficulty of breathing.’
    • ‘Ploughman's Spikenard is a tall, but rather plain plant with purplish stems and dull yellow flowers.’