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14/07/2012 at 15:04

Hi

I would be very grateful for any suggestions as to the id of this plant. It stands over 5 feet high and appeared in my garden this year. I don't know whether to pull it up or be chuffed with it.  It has small prickly round flower heads (I think they're flower heads). Thanks for any comments.

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14/07/2012 at 16:05

Teasel.

14/07/2012 at 16:22

are there more than one type of teasel , mine has spines on the edges of the leaves

14/07/2012 at 16:51

Looks like sticky bobs to me.( don't know the correct name), if you touch the heads they stick to your fingers.in autumn when they go brown if you brush against them they stick on your clothes and are hard to remove. will seed around, they are deep rooted so hard to dig out. can be a thug if not controlled.

14/07/2012 at 16:59

Burdock

14/07/2012 at 16:59

Burdock isn't it? Teasel has a bigger more oval head I think.

14/07/2012 at 17:01
Pretty sure it's not teasel.
14/07/2012 at 17:06

Thanks very much for the replies- is the general consensus to bin it???

14/07/2012 at 22:32

Thanks all - pretty sure the plant is burdock

14/07/2012 at 22:52

If it is Burdock then rather than binning it, why not investigate the various ways you can eat and drink it.

I know it's wiki but here you go.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burdock

 

 

14/07/2012 at 23:45

Sorry, a wrong guess from me.

 

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