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10/06/2013 at 21:54

I think this is teasel,not sure please help


10/06/2013 at 21:57

Is it really prickly?

10/06/2013 at 22:11

Those lower leaves have a hint of evening primrose. 

10/06/2013 at 23:35

It isn't prickly.last year it was small with a few leaves,now it is huge.that's why I am thinking teasel,as it seems like a biennial plant.

Has anyone else grown teasel?

10/06/2013 at 23:44

Obviously a triffid... best move house...

11/06/2013 at 06:36

Teasels are prickly - very prickly!  It looks as if it won't be long before it flowers, so why not leave it and see what happens - if it's a weed get rid of it before it seeds 

Post a picture for us when it does flower - it'll be good to find out what it is

11/06/2013 at 08:11

I agree with nut. It looks like an evening primrose. If it is not peickly it wont be a teasel.

11/06/2013 at 08:21

can guarantee not a teasel

11/06/2013 at 08:28

Deffo' not teasel. Leaves aren't right.

11/06/2013 at 08:44

Yep, looks like Evening Primrose; I bought one years ago and still have loads come up every year, from self-seeding.  Just pull 'em up if unwanted or give seed heads away so friends can enjoy them for years to come.

Warning though, they do grow quite tall!  Lovely perfume, though.

11/06/2013 at 10:48

Thanks.I will post a picture when it flowers in about two weeks.I was hoping it was teasel but I will try again this year,I can't seem to grow it.

If it is evening primrose,is it a perennial or biennial?

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