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Morning,

I have a few of these large plants (second pic at least a metre tall) in a wildflower area of the garden but I don’t know what they are? Please could anyone let me know? Many thanks!


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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,300
    They look like teasel to me
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,300
    Ps. If you go to edit and snip a tiny bit off your photo before posting, it will be the right way up.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Def not Teasel as that is in the same bed. The leaves are quite soft and furry, with the main stem also with soft down.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,519

    Let’s try it the right way up.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,269
    According to my Keble-Martin Concise British Flora it could be the Small Teasel ... Dipsacus pilosus (pilosus meaning hairy/furry) 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dipsacus_pilosus

    although this site still talks about prickly stems 
    https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/wildflowers/small-teasel

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  • Thanks but I’m pretty sure it isn’t a Teasel, the leaf does not possess the spines on the underside.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,269
    Intriguing ... do show us a photo when it produces a flower ... we need to know what it is now or we'll be constantly puzzled ......
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  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,573
    Looks like Dipsacus fullonum L.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,269
    Well yes it does @Papi Jo, but the OP has assured us several times that it cannot be a teasel because the leaves and stems are soft and furry and there are no spines on the back of the main rib of the leaves ... otherwise I would agree with you ... but we are assured that it must be something else, so we must wait to see a flower ...
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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,908
    edited June 2021
    According to my Keble-Martin Concise British Flora it could be the Small Teasel ... Dipsacus pilosus (pilosus meaning hairy/furry) 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dipsacus_pilosus

    although this site still talks about prickly stems 
    https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/wildflowers/small-teasel

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    Dipsacus pilosus .....Mystery plant has very different leaves that look as if they are clasping the stem. No stalks.....think we can rule this out.

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dipsacus_pilosus_leaf_(05).jpg
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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