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


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image of Dipsacus fullonum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_difu2_001_lvd

        

image of Dipsacus fullonum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_disy_001_lvd

        

image of Dipsacus fullonum

JK Marlow    jkm0507i_21

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

Bracts of the involucre curved upward, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Dipsacus fullonum

JK Marlow    jkm0507i_25

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

Leaves connate-perfoliate, at least in middle of stem, prickly on midrib below, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Dipsacus fullonum

JK Marlow    jkm0507i_26

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

image of Dipsacus fullonum

JK Marlow    jkm0507j_20

July    Russell County    VA

Roadside

From about halfway up the head, flowers open sequentially towards base and tip, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Dipsacus fullonum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_dipsacus_fullonum_13

August        

image of Dipsacus fullonum

Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1459705

Month Unknown        

image of Dipsacus fullonum

Ohio State Weed Lab , The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1551175

Month Unknown        

Leaves prickly on the midrib beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Dipsacus fullonum

Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org     bug_5374963

Month Unknown        

image of Dipsacus fullonum

Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org     bug_5436911

Month Unknown        

image of Dipsacus fullonum

Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org    bug_5476702

Month Unknown