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Dipsacus fullonum  L.
Fuller's teasel,   Fullers' teasel,   Wild teasel
Dipsacus fullonum is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: moderate
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Genus: Dipsacus
Family: Dipsacaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSDipsacus fullonum ssp. fullonum
PLANTSDipsacus fullonum ssp. sylvestris
iNatDipsacus sativus
JEF + PLANTSDipsacus sylvestris
Information about  Dipsacus fullonum from other sources

[Cal-IPC] Ecological impact: Dipsacus fullonum (common teasel) is a biennial forb/herb (family Dipsacaceae) sometimes used in flower arrangements, but was historically used as a hairbrush. It becomes a problem when it forms dense stands that are impenetrable to humans or livestock. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

[Wikipedia] Eurasia & North Africa native: Dipsacus fullonum, syn. Dipsacus sylvestris, is a species of flowering plant known by the common names wild teasel or fuller's teasel, although the latter name is usually applied to the cultivated variety D. fullonum var. sativus.[2] It is native to Eurasia and North Africa, but it is known in the Americas, southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand as an introduced species. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/21/2024).