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Dipsacus fullonum L. (Wild Teasel)

Further Information

Wildlife Gardening A useful architectural plant for the wildlife garden. The flowers are favoured by bees, the seeds by Goldfinches.

Remember the size of the leaf rosettes when choosing where to put it.

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Taxon Summary # images # photos # macrophotos Date Vice-county Country
Dipsacus fullonum Plant 9 9 27 Jul 2000 Berks England
Dipsacus fullonum Plant 7 7 3 Jun 2000 Berks England
Dipsacus fullonum seeds 2 2 28 Aug 2011 Shrops England
Dipsacus fullonum Plant 2 2 16 Apr 2000 Berks England
Dipsacus fullonum 2 2 7 Mar 1999 Berks England
Dipsacus fullonum 1 1 2 Jan 2015 South Hants England
Dipsacus fullonum 1 1 20 Oct 1985 North Somerset England
Dipsacus fullonum 1 1 9 Aug 1970 East Sussex England
Dipsacus fullonum Plant 1 1 18 Aug 1968 East Sussex England

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Horn, P.C., 1996 Why does Teasel trap water?

Dipsacus fullonum may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(vascular plants)
(flowering plants)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 20 feeding and other relationships of Dipsacus fullonum (Wild Teasel)

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