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Teasels in the sun | by peejaybee1
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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

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Taken on October 4, 2011