Sunday, August 16, 2015

Teasel, detail

This gem is found growing at the Great Swamp Conservancy in Canastota. It originally grows in Europe and Asia, and so it is an "escape" here, transplanted in North America centuries ago. Teasel was and still is used to card wood. We saw it being done in Iceland. 

Common Name:Wild Teasel
Scientific Name:Dipsacus fullonum
Irish Name:Leadán úcaire

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