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Dipsacus fullonum (common teasel)

Dipsacus fullonum
Dipsacus fullonum
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

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.

Cal-IPC Inventory rating: Moderate

Cal-IPC Resources on Dipsacus fullonum

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • Kelly, M. (1997). Lessons from the front: Taking stock to avoid surprises. CalEPPC NEWS. 5: 4-7.

Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings

  • Carrithers, V. F. (1997). Using Transline* herbicide to control invasive plants. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '97. Concord, CA.

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