What is this?
purpleschnauzer Posts: 6
these leaves are appearing at fairly regular intervals In my borders. I'm hoping it's a type of thistle but wandered if anyone could identify it before I assume it's a weed.
The leaves are up to 9" long with conical spikes over the surface
Many thanks, K
Teasels. Next year they send up the flowering spike. Bees love them. Goldfinches eat the seeds.
It'sa teasel . It will get bid so dig it out if it's in a bad place.
thanks, that's perfect.
I did plant some teasel seeds, along with other types, but have had terrible luck sowing seed so wasn't sure it was just a weed.