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Dipsacus fullonum

Dipsacus fullonum L.

Dipsacus fullonum L. ssp. fullonum

Dipsacus fullonum L. ssp. sylvestris (Huds.) Clapham

Dipsacus sylvestris Huds.

Wild Teasel

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderDipsacalesIncludes viburnum, honeysuckle, snowberry, beautybush, twinflower, many others
FamilyDipsacaceaeTeasel family
GenusDipsacusFrom the Greek dipsa, “thirst,” from the connate (joined or attached) leaf bases that in some ssp. hold water
SpeciesfullonumRelating to fullers or people who full cloth, a process of shrinking or thickening cloth by moistening, heating and pressing. This species is often referred to as fuller’s teasel, although interestingly the Jepson Manual calls it wild teasel and D. sativus as fuller’s teasel. The connection to fullers is that it has bristly flower heads used by fullers to raise the nap on cloth

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Dipsacus fullonum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Dipsacus fullonum (Wild Teasel)

7/19/2017 · WV
≈ 4 × 4" (10 × 10 cm)

Dipsacus fullonum (Wild Teasel)

7/19/2017 · WV
≈ 4 × 6" (10 × 15 cm)

Dipsacus fullonum (Wild Teasel)

7/19/2017 · WV
≈ 4 × 4" (10 × 10 cm)

Dipsacus fullonum (Wild Teasel)

7/19/2017 · WV
≈ 7 × 4½" (18 × 12 cm)

Dipsacus fullonum (Wild Teasel)

7/19/2017 · WV
≈ 4 × 6" (11 × 15 cm)

Dipsacus fullonum (Wild Teasel)

7/19/2017 · WV
≈ 6 × 4" (14 × 11 cm)

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