Wild Teasel

ian August, July

Wild Teasel – Dipsacus fullonum

Plant : Wild Teasel is a native species and grows in shrub lands, hedgerows and woodlands in rural Northumberland.  It has tall, branching, spiny stems, which grow up to 2 m high.  The flower heads are a distinctive cone shape, up to 8 cm long.  It is a member of the Dipsacaceae family and large plants can often be found with several species of bees foraging on them.

Flower : The flower heads are made up of tiny blue florets, which flower in July and August.

Pollen : Click here to see more about Dipsacus fullonum pollen.

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