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Teasel Family Dipsacaceae


Teasels are very distinctive plants seemingly having no flowers, just a prickly seed head. The family also contains, however, the scabious flowers, very different in many ways from the conventional teasel appearance; they have blue compound flower heads.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Wild Teasel

Dipsacus fullonum

Small Teasel

Dipsacus pilosus

Field Scabious

Knautia arvensis

Small Scabious

Scabiosa columbaria

Devils-bit Scabious

Succisa pratensis