Professor Sprout teaches Herbology at Hogwarts. She is a squat little witch who wears a patched hat over her flyaway hair; there is usually a large amount of earth on her clothes and under her fingernails.
Professor Sprout begins her Herbology lesson with the Gryffindor and Hufflepuff fifth-year students by lecturing them about the importance of their O.W.L.s. She gives them an essay to do, adding to their already long list of homework.
Professor Sprout attends the Apparition lesson in the Great Hall in her capacity as Head of House along with Professors Snape, Flitwick and McGonagall. When Susan Bones splinches herself, the teachers converge around her, reattaching her left leg in a puff of purple smoke.