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Common Teasel

Common Teasel

Scientific name: Dipsacus fullonum L. (ITIS)

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)

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:

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Partnership

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States - Common Teasel
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Invasive Species Compendium - Dipsacus fullonum
CAB International.

Government

Dipsacus fullonum L. (Teasel) - Noxious and Nuisance Plant Management Information System (PMIS)
DOD. USACE. Engineer Research and Development Center. Environmental Laboratory.

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

Dipsacus fullonum, D. laciniatus - Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.

PLANTS Database - Fuller's Teasel
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.

Wild Teasel
Victoria Department of Primary Industries (Australia).

State

Common Teasel Identification and Management (Aug 2008; PDF | 1.53 MB)
Colorado Department of Agriculture. Conservation Services Division.

Cut-leaved teasel / Common teasel - Vegetation Management Manual
Illinois Nature Preserves Commission.

Common and Cut-Leaved Teasel (May 2011; PDF | 506 KB)
Missouri Department of Conservation.

Common Teasel
Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board.

Common Teasel
King County (Washington). Noxious Weed Control Program.

Common Teasel
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Academic

Weed Control in Natural Areas in the Western United States: Common, Cutleaf, and Fuller's Teasel (2013; PDF | 264 KB)
University of California. Weed Research and Information Center.

Identification and Management of Common Teasel (PDF | 342 KB)
University of Nevada - Reno. Cooperative Extension.

Ohio Perennial & Biennial Weed Guide - Common Teasel
Ohio State University. Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

Professional

Teasel
Colorado Weed Management Association.

Species Fact Sheet: Common Teasel (PDF | 389 KB)
Learning Center of the American Southwest.

BioBullies - Common Teasel (PDF | 1.6 MB)
Natural Biodiversity (Western Pennsylvania).

Common and Cut-leaved Teasels - Invasive Plants of Ohio (PDF | 396 KB)
Ohio Invasive Plants Council.

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.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Dipsacus fullonum. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].

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, 2015
 
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