Teasels

Teasels at Nutsford Bale

Given the local and historical connection to the textile industry, Friends of Nutsford Vale use the teasel in their visual identity and as an emblem for the campaign to ‘Save the Vale’ (2017). When it flowers, in its stunning glory, the teasel can be found in Wildflower Meadow.

The teasel evokes historic and symbolic meaning. The common teasel is deciduous and likes clay soil. Historically, the teasel provided a natural comb for cleaning, aligning and raising the nap on fabrics, particularly wool.