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Photo Uploaded: Nov 03 2009 15:20:02 GMT
Taken: 2009:10:27 15:21:46
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Half term holiday - a few days' break... Tuesday afternoon - walk along the beach at Selsey
18. No idea what this plant is!
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Nov 09 2009 09:31 GMT
It MIGHT be Aaron's Rod - it grows on waste places and grows to a couple of metres...apparently you can smoke it!!
Nov 09 2009 09:41 GMT
Yep, I googled it: 'Mullein' is another name...and sometimes called 'Poor man's toilet paper'...
A biennial - 1st yr grows the rossette of leaves, 2nd yr grows the flower.
I wonder if I'll be able to remember all that next time I bump into one??
Nov 09 2009 21:39 GMT
If you're desperate you might!!
Nov 09 2009 22:55 GMT
Better than nettles! A Canadian relative of mine was marching across country with his unit in WW2, popped out of line for a convenience stop...cold day; gloves on...
They don't have nettles in Canada...
Nov 10 2009 16:49 GMT
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