A member of the daisy family, similar to thistle but without spines. It gets its name from the shape of the leaves.
How to identify
Medium height plant, purple-flowered, with finely saw-toothed leaves.
Where to find it
England and Wales, particularly in the southwest.
When to find it
How can people help
Saw-wort is a component of old unimproved hay meadows, fast declining through agricultural improvement, diffuse pollution and fragmentation. By being a member of your local Wildlife Trust you can help us protect our existing nature reserves, purchase new sites and advise landowners on how to sympathetically manage their hay meadows.