Teasels in the sun
A favourite of mine along with ecinacea, teasels are fine architectural plants . Spiny flower heads rise out of the prickly rosette of leaves in summer. These are covered in pinkish purple or white flowers in mid- to late summer. They then dry to an attractive shade of brown and make fine dried flowers.
The Fuller's Teasel ( Dipsacus fullonum Sativus) was formerly widely used in textile processing, providing a natural comb for cleaning, aligning and raising the nap on fabrics.
Also known as Teazel, Teazle or Teasle
A European species, invasive in US, self seeding and the seed eating birds feed off hem