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.
Click here to return to the Plants for Bees gallery.