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Thistle ID has anyone got the name of this thistle, we took the pics at Dungeness :o))




Teasel aka Dipsacus fullonum. Seeds loved by goldfinches.

2 May, 2018


You can use the dried heads sprayed with eg gold paint for winter decoration. They used to be used for carding wool in the old days (ie teaseing it)

2 May, 2018


I've also used the seed head as body parts for hedgehogs when I had to make some Mrs Tiggywinkle for a craft fair.

2 May, 2018


Brilliant! Did you take a photo?

2 May, 2018


back when I made them the camera was a film job. So I wouldn't have wasted a picture on them.

2 May, 2018


My husband Barry took the picture.
Thanks for all the info my friends
The Wild Flowers are being entered into our Camera Club Competition so fingers crossed :o))

2 May, 2018


I agree with the others. Teasel. The goldfinches love the seeds and they flowers attract the bees. They do self seed quite prolifically but I don't mind that as they are good architectural plants too.

3 May, 2018

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