NT1575 : Teasels by the Floodplain

taken 6 years ago, near to Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Teasels by the Floodplain
Teasels by the Floodplain
Teasels (Dipsacus fullonum) were formerly used for combing threads in textile manufacturing, hence the expression 'to tease out'. They are said to have a tendency to spread rapidly, and the seed heads are popular with small birds. I suspect that these ones may have been introduced, because they seem to occur only at this corner and nowhere else. Beyond them are the flat fields of the River Almond floodplain, with a drainage ditch cutting across them.
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 14 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1534 7534 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.8148N 3:21.4644W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1531 7534
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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