Dipsacus fullonum L. (Wild teasel)

Wild teasel


Dipsacus fullonum

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Dipsacus fullonum L. – (Wild teasel)

Biennial plant of the teasel family –dipsacaceae– till 2 m. tall. Stems erect, rigid, all covered with prickles. Rosette of oblong leaves, with short stalks which disappears in the second year to form a sort of cup of lanceolate leaves joined at the base. Flower-heads of purple flowers maturing first from below. Flower-heads surrounded by long bracts ending with a spine. In humid places among the grass.

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