Dipsacus fullonum
Family: Caprifoliaceae
common teasel,  more...
[Dipsacus fullonum f. albidus L.]
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Stephen L. Solheim  
Etymology: Dipsacus: from the Greek dipsa, "thirst," from the connate (joined or attached) leaf bases that in some ssp. hold water
Plants: erect, biennial, 2'-7' tall forb; stems prickly
Leaves: stem leaves lance-shaped, up to 12" long, toothless towards the top, bases surround the stem
Flowers: purple to white, 4-parted, with irregular petals; inflorescence a dense, cylindrical cluster on a long, naked stalk, some of the bracts taller than the flower cluster; blooms July-Sept.
Habitat: moist; roadside, disturbed areas
Invasiveness: Restricted Invasive - Eradicate!
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive
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Paul Drobot  
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Richard Bauer  
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Kurt Stüber  
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Paul Drobot  
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Merel R. Black  
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Paul Drobot  
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S. Kelly Kearns  
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