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Bright Teasel

Teasel seed pod in a field close to St Brides Ford, nr Bridgend.

The teasel is named after the task it performed for textile makers - who used its spiny combs to 'tease' cloth - cleaning it and raising the 'nap' or fuzzy surface. It wasn't until the 20th century that they were replaced by metal combs.

More information can be found here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dipsacus

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Taken on March 10, 2012