Wild Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)

Photographed along the river at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire.


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  • Betsy  Seeton
    Betsy Seetonover 2 years ago

    When you find out, let me know! I have many images of this (only one posted on RB)

  • Yes I will let you know. My memory is getting worse as I once new the name of it, but I jsut can not remember it. Hopefully another RB member can help me out

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  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 2 years ago

    I have no idea, but it is a nice shot!!

  • Thank you Marvin. I know but can not recall it, it has been driving me crazy….lol

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  • swaby
    swabyover 2 years ago

    I just know them as a type of thistle! I love them but they dont grow up here in Mn. Last time I was in Ohio I clipped me a bunch and brought them home! Beautiful clear capture!

  • IT grew in/on a river embankment. I am not sure what it is.

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  • Betsy  Seeton
    Betsy Seetonover 2 years ago

    Boy, do I know what you mean about diminishing memory!!

  • I think it is called a Wild Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum). The sap is rich in tanin and was used for medicinal purposes in the day of old. Allegedly it was also used by the clothing industry to tease out the nap of newly woven cloth, but what do I know…lol (I just goggled that …lol)

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  • Surely not you too, must be something in the water….lol

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Thank you very much

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  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 2 years ago

    LOL…Love the title!!! Amen sista friend!!! Beautiful image also!!! We have those here and I can not remember the name either LOL :o)

  • Barry gave me a clue and I also googled it. It is called a Wild Teasel (disacus follonum). Gald you liked the title – high Five and all

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  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 2 years ago

    It is a teasle, they tend to grow near ponds and on the banks of streams. Beautiful capture

  • Thank you Barry, I really appreciate this

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    NatureGreeting...over 2 years ago

    Very pretty capture CJ!!!!!

  • Thank you very much for your comments. and how are you

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  • jansnow
    jansnowalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely image of this thistle. They grow all along the country roads here in Utah.

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