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Common Teasel

Scientific Name

Dipsacus fullonum L. (ITIS)

Common Name

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


Dipsacus sylvestris Huds. (ITIS)

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)


Crowds out native species (Gucker 2009)

Common teasel

Common teasel, old seed head


Photo by Steve Dewey; Utah State University

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Selected Resources

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Federal Government
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