Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)
Whittington Park, London N19. Sunday 16 September.
Took a stroll around the hood and happend upon this in a corner of the park. There used to be an adventure plaground there, it has been landscaped with a pond and wild areas with lots of foliage. There is still a feature for scateboarders and some of the landscaping is designed for adventure play for young children. Nice place for a stroll. Also saw speckled wood butterflies. Pity about the the adventure playground, there was a time when up to four youth workers kept young people busy there.