Thirsty Thursday

This old squirrel doesn’t feature too many non- aquatic plants, but here’s one that caught Ol’ Wally’s eye. Common Teasel, Dipsacus fullonum.

Common Teasel

But the top’s not why.

Common Teasel

Heh, isn’t this great? These leaves have formed a natural water catchment from the fused leaves. This one is a bit from blooming, but more interesting than the bloom. Pretty good on these summer days when we have brief showers every day. Now if only the stems were a mite friendlier to climb.

Common Teasel Stem

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