|Wasteground, roadsides, dry woodland and clearings.
60 - 120 cms.
Children love to play with the flower heads, throwing them at each
other to make them stick on clothing, leading to the folk names for the
flower of "batchelor's buttons" and "sticky buttons". However this
ability is very important to the plant as it ensures its seeds can be
spread far from the plant on the coats of animals and birds. Folk
medicines prepared from the plant include treatments for snakebites,
rabid dogs, burns, sores ulcers, sciatica and many more.