Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Monday, June 22, 2020
Spotted this plant growing by the roadside near Tower Hill Cottages a few days ago.
Only one was visible.
It's the first time I've seen this plant in the area.
Have been observing scores of them for some years near Clonmel train station.
Botanical name - Dipsacus fullonum
Various spellings are used for the popular name.
Teazles were used to 'tease' or brush woven woollen cloth, so as to raise the surface fibres – the nap. The uneven raised nap was then cropped with shears to produce a fine, smooth surface.
(check out: http://www.hortonvillage.co.uk/teazle-farming/4594558324
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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Monday, June 1, 2020
Photographed recently by roadside in Ballyquin townland -
in a cluster of about 30 Wild Leek flowers - (Allium triquetrum)
thinking it was a white version of a Bluebell - (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)
Another family member went along to check it out
and said I should have examined the stem, which is triangular,
not round as I thought!
First time I've ever seen these.