Teasel

Genus Dipsacus
Teasel Family (Dipsacaceae)










The dried flower heads are attractive in winter bouquets.





Teasel
(Dipsacus sylvestris)


This plant is a native of Europe, but was introduced to America in the early days of colonization. The spiny heads were used in carding wool, and as fine brushes in the tailoring industry. The plant has now become a common weed in moist areas all across the country.






Near Farmington Bay
Davis County, Utah

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Photographed
by Sandra Bray