Teasle

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Teasle

A picture of a Teasle flower head

Teasle

Teasle

Teasle also sometimes spelt Teasel is a flower found growing in the wild but it also makes an ideal wild flower to grow in wildlife gardens. Teasle flower in their second year so if you want it in your wildlife garden you have to plan ahead or buy then already growing from a garden centre. The head which a dome shape is covered with hundreds of tiny flowers which attract all kinds of insects but are especially attractive to bees, butterflies and Goldfinches. They can grow to three or four feet tall 90-120cm) and will grow in full sun or partial shade. This plant has a bonus feature because after it has finished flowering the seeds are irresistible to one of out most beautiful birds, Goldfinches. On the heads of these flowers are sharp hooks and in times gone by they were used in the making of clothing.

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