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Does anyone have any idea what this is? The stem has thorns like a rose & the pom pom is about the size of a golf ball.
It's growing on an area that was cleared where a hawthorn hedge used to be.

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Dt85 asked the same question on the 7th. It's called a robin's pincushion, a gall caused by a wasp.

11 Aug, 2015


Thank you, Cammomile, I never would have guessed that. I learnt something new today.

11 Aug, 2015


I found this info about all sorts of different galls:

11 Aug, 2015


And it is a rose...

11 Aug, 2015


Yes, Moon G, I'll be moving it to the hedgerow later.

11 Aug, 2015

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