Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Teasel- Dipsacus fullonum

I was told beware the teasel once they are established they will seed freely I wish, we have plenty of room for them to seed all over the garden but we only have one. Apparently a cultivated variety of teasel is still grown today for use in the textile industry. the second part of the name 'fullonum' is derived from the term 'a fuller' Fuller was the old name for someone who teased out wool. The purple flowers are loved by butterflies and goldfinches love their seeds.

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