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Common Teasel

Common Teasel

Scientific name: Dipsacus fullonum L.

Synonym: Dipsacus sylvestris Huds.

Common names: Common teasel, wild teasel, Fuller's teasel, venuscup teasel

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Native To: Europe (Gucker 2009)

Date of U.S. Introduction: First cultivated in the U.S. during the 1800s (Gucker 2009)

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Video: University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension - Common Teasel identification (or click Play button below)

Means of Introduction: Was cultivated for use in textile processing, or may have been introduced accidentally with other varieties of teasel (Gucker 2009; Bentivegna and Smeda 2008)

Impact: Crowds out native species (Gucker 2009)

Current U.S. Distribution:

U.S. States and U.S. National Parks Where Reported Invasive: Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States map

Management Plans: Plants

Selected Internet Resources:

Federal Government

Dipsacus fullonum L.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
Taxonomy

Dipsacus fullonum L. (Teasel) - Noxious and Nuisance Plant Management Information System (PMIS)
DOD. USACE. Engineer Research and Development Center. Environmental Laboratory.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution

Dipsacus fullonum Article Citation Search - AGRICOLA Database
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Research; Special Note: NAL Catalog Search (resources)

Dipsacus fullonum L. - Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program.
Taxonomy; Legal Aspects

Dipsacus fullonum, D. laciniatus - Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls; Special Note: References

Plant Profile for Dipsacus fullonum - PLANTS Database
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
Taxonomy; Photographs; Illustrations; Distribution; Legal Aspects

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State Government

Teasel - Noxious Weed Identification List
State of Colorado. Jefferson County. Weed and Pest Management Program.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Controls

Common Teasel
Colorado Department of Agriculture. Noxious Weed Management Program.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution; Controls

Common Teasel - Illinois Exotic Species
Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution

Cut-leaved teasel / Common teasel - Vegetation Management Manual
Illinois Nature Preserves Commission.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Common and Cut-Leaved Teasel Control
Missouri Department of Conservation.
Identification/Description; Illustrations; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Teasel Alert! (PDF | 189 KB)
Missouri Department of Conservation.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Dispersion; Controls; Legal Aspects

Common and Cut-leaved Teasel - Invasive Plants of Ohio
Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Common teasel
State of Washington. Stevens County. Noxious Weed Control Board.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Controls

Common Teasel
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Identification/Distribution; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Control; Special Note: Scientific review and assessment (PDF | 63 KB)

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University/Academic

Common Teasel - Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Distribution

Identification and Management of Common Teasel (PDF | 342 KB)
University of Nevada - Reno. Cooperative Extension.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Common Teasel - Ohio Perennial & Biennial Weed Guide
Ohio State University. Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Life Cycle; Distribution; Dispersion

Dipsacus sylvestris - Weeds of Field Crops
Oregon State University. North Willamette Research and Extension Center.
Identification/Description; Photographs

Common Teasel - Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Distribution

Dipsacus fullonum L. - Invasive Plants of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin. Cofrin Center for Biodiversity.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Distribution; Controls

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International

Wild Teasel
Victoria Department of Primary Industries (Australia).
Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion

Dipsacus fullonum L. (Wild Teasel)
BioImages Virtual Field-Guide.
Photographs

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Organizations

Species Fact Sheet: Common Teasel (PDF | 389 KB)
Learning Center of the American Southwest.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Habitat; Controls

Common Teasel - BioBullies (PDF | 1.6 MB) (Western Pennsylvania)
Natural Biodiversity.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Controls

Dipsacus fullonum
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Photographs

Citations

Bentivegna, D.J. and R.J. Smeda. 2008. Chemical management of cut-leaved teasel (Dipsacus laciniatus) in Missouri. Weed Technology 22(3):502-506.

Gucker, C.L. 2009. Dipsacus fullonum, D. laciniatus. In: Fire Effects Information System. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory.

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Last Modified: Apr 17, 2014
 
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