Teasel

Teasel

Teasel (Dipsacus)

Coarse-growing plants, annual or biennial, striking in form, in woods and hedgerows. There are three native species, D. Fullonum, pilosus, and sylvestris; the boldest kind is D. laciniatus, a European species growing 5 to 8 feet high, with large deeply-cut foliage. The seed may be sown in woody places and by freshly broken hedge-banks, where the plants will often perpetuate themselves.

Teasel