Teasel
Fact File
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 17th August 2017 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 






Taken at Skateraw on 6th August 2017 with Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
Fact File

Teasel.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Dipsacus.
Caprifoliaceae
Biennial
.
Johnny prick the finger, brush and comb, Venus's lip
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Blooms:
Height:
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Grassy meadows, roadsides, embankments, riversides. Likes clay soil.
July-August.
1-2 mts.
An ointment from the roots was considered an effective treatment for warts. The textile industry once used the heads of the teasel, which have many tiny hooks, to raise the nap of woolen cloth. A variety of the plant, Fuller's teasel, is grown in Somerset exactly for this purpose.