Flora of Northern Ireland
Dipsacus fullonum
© Graham Day
Dipsacus fullonum
© Alan Hill
Dipsacus fullonum
© Graham Day
Dipsacus fullonum
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

An unmistakeable plant with a flower head composed of rigid spiny bracts surrounding the lilac or blueish flowers. The tall stems persist in a dead state well into the following year.

All names: Dipsacus fullonum L.; Dipsacus sylvestris Hudson; Dipsacus fullonum ssp. sylvestris (Hudson) P.Fourn; Dipsacus fullonum ssp. fullonum