Backyard Field Guide

A feed of all the new things I learn to identify, whether it be birds, bees, flowers, or trees.


What is it? Common/wild/Fuller’s teasel and cutleaf teasel What do the nerds call it? Dipsacus fullonum and Dipsacus laciniatus, respectively Who is it related to? Caprifoliaceae family or honeysuckle How can you tell it is what it is? The big, egg shaped spiky flower/seed cone atop a prickly stalk is a dead giveaway. The most basic way …

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