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Can anyone tell me what this seed pod is.  I thought it was a teasle on first glance but no.............

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 Many thanks in anticipation.

 

John boy

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    Datura stramonium, Thornapple probably, a look at the whole pod and the plant it grew on would confirm (or not)

  • It was found where the Pheasants feed so assume it has grown from some of the seed.  Hope that helps.

     

    John boy

  • Yes you were right Nutcutlet.  Looked it up and it is not a very nice plant at all.  Thank you for taking the time to find it.

     

    John Boy

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Looks scary to me image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,547

    KEF - a thornapple/Datura is a type of Brugmansia image

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  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Heck, my Brugmansia hasn't produced anything like that image Glad I don't have a Datura.

    I do know that teasle produces heads that are filled with silky seeds and are great nesting material for the birds. image or is that Cardoon image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    Must be cardoon KEF. Teasel seeds are goldfinch foodimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,547

    That's cardoon (a bit like artichoke)  Teasles are the very prickly ones that were used to comb wool before spinning in the olden days when Frank was a lad image

    You can also make hedgehogs out of them

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  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Thanks Nut image No teasel in the garden this year but some appearing ready for next year. Got rid of the cardoon it got too big and when not in flower unsightly, only kept it for the birds and they decided not to bother unless I scattered it for them preferring bits of old string. Feather duvet v old string    image  

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    String holds a nest together.image

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