Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


479

Forb
Biennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common (rare in GA & NC)

Look for it on roadsides, in pastures, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Lavender/ Pinkish
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
4-lobed corolla
4 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dipsacus fullonum   FAMILY Dipsacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dipsacus fullonum   FAMILY Dipsacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 176-01-001:
Dipsacus sylvestris   FAMILY Dipsacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Dipsacus fullonum ssp. sylvestris

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Teasel, Common Teasel