NU1343 : The dreaded Piri piri burr

taken 31 days ago, near to Holy Island, Northumberland, Great Britain

The dreaded Piri piri burr
The dreaded Piri piri burr
And how they travel.
Piri piri is thought to have reached North Northumberland in the 1930s, with the burrs stuck to wool which was imported to the area from Down Under.
The theory goes that when the wool was washed, the burrs made their way into the River Tweed in the waste water.
They were then washed along the river, taking hold at Holy Island, as well as Bamburgh, and Cheswick and Cocklawburn beaches at Berwick, other areas where the plants thrive. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 22 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Primary Subject of Photo
Plant 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1314 4389 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:41.2985N 1:47.5538W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 13147 43894
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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