Dipsacus laciniatus L.
Family: Caprifoliaceae
cut-leaved teasel
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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; Leaves: stem leaves lance-shaped and irregularly, deeply pinnately-cut, bases surround the stem
Flowers: white to purple, 4-parted, with irregular petals; inflorescence a dense, cylindrical cluster on a long, naked stalk, bracts not 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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Aaron_Carlson  
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Dan Tenaglia  
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Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll  
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Emmet Judziewicz  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll  
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Dipsacus laciniatus image
Dipsacus laciniatus image
Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll  
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