Plan Your Stay on Cardigan Bay

Teasel - Wild Flowers of Wales

Teasel

Common Name: Teasel

Latin Name: Dipsacus fullonum

Description: Remarkable flower whose dried heads feel like velcro. The tiny flowers appear around the teasel in a ring which then expands until the whole flower head is covered.

Season: spring

Colour: Pink

More Information: Traditionaly teasel heads were used to comb the wool fibres in the woollen industry which is one explanation of their spread along the streams and rivers where wool has historicaly been spun or woven. Drefach Felindre used to be a very renowned wool area.

Location: Along the banks of the Teifi. This photo was taken under the bridge at at Cenarth.

If you are visiting The National Botanical Gardens or Aberglassney, The Garden Lost in Time, why not stay on the coast around Cardigan Bay. Enjoy the natural delights of this peaceful, un-crowded area. See the bottlenose dolphins and other marine wildlife. For full information on open gardens including opening times and facilities see The National Garden Scheme website www.ngs.org.uk