Friday, August 31, 2007

A Handsome Weed

This is a Cut-Leaved Teasel. They grow very, very tall, about 6 feet tall and bloom little white flowers on the heads. Another teasel is the Common Teasel which does not have "cut-lobed" leaves and bloom purple flowers. You're probably asking, "handsome?" Well, I think so. They remind me of barbarian weapons too!
Teasel is very aggressive and will take over a prairie, meadow, field, etc., if left unchecked.
For that reason, it's probably not a favorite to many, but from an artist's perspective it sure would make a nice graphite drawing!