Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Nipplewort
Lapsana communis
of the Daisy family
an annual, rarely biennial
20 -90 cm high
blooms May-October
likes open woodland, cultivated and waste ground
can be seen throughout the Park.





   
The closed buds of the Nipplewort were thought to resemble nipples and this was taken as a sign that the plant would be a medicine for disease of the nipples - hence its name. It was once eaten in salads.