Dipsacaceae


Choose from the following:

Succisa pratensis
Scabiosa columbaria
Knautia arvensis
Cephalaria gigantea

Dipsacus pilosus
Dipsacus fullonum

Cephalaria . . . . Giant Scabious


Cephalaria gigantea . . . . Giant Scabious

A large (2-3 m tall) yellow flowered scabious-like plant; widely grown in gardens and scattered as a throwout

Dipsacus . . . . .Teasels

A number of other relatively uncommon spp. may be found

Dipsacus fullonum . . . . Teasel

Frequent from CI to C Sc

Dipsacus pilosus . . . . Small Teasel

Rather scattered in En and Wa

Knautia . . . . .Field Scabious

Knautia arvensis . . . . Field Scabious

8 long bristles on fruit; 4 lobed flower; NB also leaf shape; Dry grassy places on light soils

Compare Scabiosa

Scabiosa . . . . . Small Scabious

Scabiosa columbaria . . . . Small Scabious

5 long bristles on fruit, lasting collar on fruits; NB also leaf shape; generally 5 petals; Dry calcareous grass, especially in En and Wa, rare in Ire and Sc

Compare Knautia

Succisa . . . . .Devil's-bit Scabious

Succisa pratensis . . . . Devil's-bit Scabious

Common in grassy places