Discover more about Cumbria's upland hay meadows and the work being done to restore them on the Hay-Day walks.
Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust conserve the wildlife and wild places of Cumbria for the future.
A clump-forming perennial with rough leaves and thistle-like reddish-purple flowers. Common throughout Cumbria.
Other names: Common knapweed, Hard-heads, Paintbrush.
Height: 1 m
Altitude limit: 845m Great Dun Fell