Teasel

Teasel

Common Name: Teasel

Latin NameDipsacus 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: Traditionally 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 historically 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.