Wild Flower - Lesser Teasel - Dipsacus Pilosus
Small teasel prefers damp, calcareous soils especially along woodland edges and clearings but is also found along hedgerows and the banks of streams and rivers. Although often found amongst tall vegetation the seeds of small teasel require disturbance for germination. It therefore requires a habitat subject to occasional management if it is to persist.
Best sown in the autumn but can be grown at any time of the year.