If you live where the teasel grows you are almost certainly familiar with it at this time of year. The prickly dried seedheads are great for bouquets. They can be sprayed gold or white or whatever, if you don't want natural brown.
I thought I was going to show you pictures of it in bloom that I took last summer, but I couldn't find them, so you only get the brown pricklies today.
They grow 5-7 feet tall, so a field of them is easy to spot even while driving by.
They almost glow in the gray light with a few snowflakes.
Goldfinches like to eat the seeds, which they pick out of the seed heads.
If you have an extra minute, look over the funny posts from 2012 and vote for your favorite.
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