Evolving colours for the start of autumn: the teasel.

I have been following the colours in the park from the violets of early spring to the oranges of late July. The fairly regular rain this year has encouraged them all this year.

The dipsacus (teasel) is briefly flowering at the moment, with that rather strange arrangement it has. It is considered a weed in the United States, but here it appears suitably moderated and hence it does not seem to take over and bully the other plants in the park. The seed head certainly lasts well into winter where it makes for an attractive sight and provides food for goldfinches amongst others.

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