I've checked the back of the leaves and there are 'teeth' all the way along the spine of the leaf.
But what's going on with the top.
Hope you can help :-)
4 Jul, 2009
I don't know what this is, but I've pulled out many of them in my time!
I have absolutely no idea! Everything fits Teasel until it gets to the top. All I can suggest is that it's a relative, but not necessarily in the same genus. I'm going to do a bit more digging.
Don't hold your breath! ...LoL
I've had another dig, and come up with a big fat 0.
All I've managed to discover so far is that Teasels are related to Scabious and Cornflowers!
Not finished yet though, unless someone who really knows, comes up with the answer.
I dunno, there's always one!...LoL
Hi Bumblebee, you've been everso kind, thank you for your help. I only want teasels so that the gold finches get a feast later in the year. These have popped up all over the place this year for some reason. Dont worry, you've spend so much time on it already :-) This one is about 4 foot high now.
Not a problem. I enjoy researching. Anyway, no joy. I would be interested to see what the top of that spike turns into though.
Doesn't look like a Teasel to me
So MoonGrower, if its not a teasel what do you think it is?
Could be one of several 'weeds' personally I'd just pull out
5 Jul, 2009
I'm thinking along those lines too.
That's a weed with yellow flowers, i'm pretty sure not aTeasel. And it wouldn't flower same year as sowing if it was a Teasel!
Thanks Paul. I think I'll wait to see if the bees etc. are attracted to the flowers - if not, I'll pull them up. Thanks for your help everyone.
How do I say thanks?
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