One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plant of the daisy family, with purple flowers and serrated leaves, native to Eurasia and North Africa.
Serratula tinctoria, family Compositae
- ‘A rich diversity of plants thrive in the wet conditions at Greena Moor including bog pimpernel, marsh violet, saw-wort and abundant meadow thistle and devil's-bit scabious.’
- ‘Saw-wort is an attractive, medium to tall, thistle-like plant with wiry grooved stems and no spines.’
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