Commonly known as dyer’s plumeless, saw-wort, or saw-wort. Named so because of it’s serrated, saw-like edges.It is a well-known dye plant and the source of a yellow dye.
Serratula tinctoria is found in low lands across the UK where there is moist soil, such as mires, woodland edges, and grassland habitats. The thin stems can grow to 2-3 feet tall with architectural looking branches. Even the flower buds are interesting before flowering with symmetrical diamond shapes. Flower heads bloom mid-summer.