Latin name: Humulus lupulus
Location: Plot on Platform 1 (though it is a perennial so you won’t see it in winter)
What it looks like: The Hop is a climbing plant with jagged dark green leaves and creamy pine cone shaped flowers. 
Hops were first cultivated in England in the 1600s but originated in Egypt much earlier.
How to eat it: Hop plants were originally used in salads but have since become a key ingredient of beer. The Hop shoots which are only available for about a month in spring are the edible part and can be cooked in a similar way to Asparagus, adding to dishes such as omelettes. The Hop flowers which appear in September can be dried and used for making beer.
More information: The Hop plant is related to both Nettles and Marijuana!