Teasel Large

Teasel Large

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SKU: 1234568
Teasel Large
85mm /3.6" Dia 450g / 14oz
Packed in a green gift box.

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Teasel (Dipsacus Fullonum) Teasels are easily identified with their prickly stem and leaves, and the inflorescence of purple, dark pink or lavender flowers that form a head on the end of the stem(s). The inflorescence is ovoid, 4–10 centimetres (1.6–3.9 in) long and 3–5 centimetres (1.2–2.0 in) broad, with a basal whorl of spiny bracts. The first flowers begin opening in a belt around the middle of the spherical or oval flowerhead, and then open sequentially toward the top and bottom, forming two narrow belts as the flowering progresses. The dried head persists afterwards, with the small (4–6 millimetres (0.16–0.24 in)) seeds maturing in mid autumn. As the name implies, it was used extensively by Fullers for the teasing of wool and fabrics and was much preferred to the alternative wire hooks. The seeds are an important winter food resource for some birds, notably the European goldfinch. Teasels are often grown in gardens and encouraged on some nature reserves to attract them.[4]
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