MY FAVOURITE CARTOON AS A BOY..

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

TEASELS



Or the genus Dipsacus (derived from the word for thirst because the leaves at the base of the stem act as a cup, and fill with rainwater, preventing sap sucking insects from climbing the stem).

A common, well known, well loved plant with purple flowers soon going to leave a prickly, oval seed head, which Goldfinches adore.

There were lots of these around the marshes in Hampshire, some with a few flowers still present.

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