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petehaskellpetehaskell Posts: 127


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.






  • Paul NPaul N Posts: 303


  • little-annlittle-ann Posts: 878

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

  • AlieshAliesh Posts: 179

    Looks like sticky bobs to me.( don't know the correct name), if you touch the heads they stick to your 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.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114


  • jude5jude5 Posts: 65

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

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    Pretty sure it's not teasel.
  • petehaskellpetehaskell Posts: 127

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

  • petehaskellpetehaskell Posts: 127

    Thanks all - pretty sure the plant is burdock

  • LeggiLeggi Posts: 489

    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. image



  • Paul NPaul N Posts: 303

    Sorry, a wrong guess from me.


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