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    Default Alien invasion

    First time I've seen this in the Yarrow Valley.

    Wild T-----

    I'm sure you all know this one. It's strange because it describes it in my wee book as common, but this is the first time I've seen this in my region.




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    Six foot tall!!
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    How bizarre, i've noticed a lot of these this year myself, can't remember seeing them before.

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    Got it ticked-off on the cycle path...


    Of course, hereabouts, it may have been a garden escapee...

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    Teasel. They are native to UK but certainly don't grow away up here in the north. My mother used to use them as Christmas decorations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black and silver View Post
    How bizarre, i've noticed a lot of these this year myself, can't remember seeing them before.
    It's described as Wild Teasle, in my wee book.

    I've fished this valley for the past 5 years and never encountered it before.

    Just when I think I have them all 'ticked' off - another one crops up!

    Perhaps something to do with climate change.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tingvollr View Post
    Teasel. They are native to UK but certainly don't grow away up here in the north. My mother used to use them as Christmas decorations.

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    Brilliant - I can just imagine them hanging from a Xmas Tree!


    Douglas

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    They are as common as dandelions around here, fullers teasel are rarer and it is some years since I saw one locally.
    Goldfinches love them.

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    Napping or Raising

    Teasel heads are used to raise the napp of fabric including snooker table cloth, and the birds love them, I've planted some in the garden this year. Also the root is used to treat some medical conditions.
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    I was thinking Wild Triffid for a minute...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudgun View Post
    Napping or Raising

    Teasel heads are used to raise the napp of fabric including snooker table cloth, and the birds love them, I've planted some in the garden this year. Also the root is used to treat some medical conditions.
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    You may regret that - they drop seeds later in the year and you will have them coming up all over the place.
    The Stroud valleys are full of them and we fight a never ending battle in our garden. Notwithstanding, the Goldfinches have a good feed later in the year

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    I've seen the machine, a teasel gig in action at the National Wool Museum at Drefach, the destination of choice for all sheep fanciers. Interesting to see a plant incorporated among all the iron.

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