Bristley Oxtongue 2 - in bloom
A scratchy old branch from a much larger plant than day 6's young rosette.
Oxtongue (formerly known as Picris echioides) is a broadleafed biennial weed with little to recommend it. It grows almost anywhere and spreads over a large area. Mature plants can grow 60–90cm tall with angled stems that are covered with stiff barbed hairs. Grasping this weed with bare hands is an experience you won’t wish to repeat! The flower heads are yellow with toothed petals and look very similar to dandelions. (NZ Gardener)