Dipsacus laciniatus

Photo: Ron Vanderhoff

Common names: cutleaf teasel

Dipsacus laciniatus (cutleaf teasel) is a herb (family Dipsacaceae) with small white flowers, finely lobed leaves and distinctively shaped fruits found in the southern ranges of Oregon. It is native to Europe and Asia. It favors grasslands. It spreads via seeds and regenerates after being cut. It is dispersed by machinery and birds.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

CDFA Rating: None?


Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Weed Management Notes

  • Management Notes - Information on management techniques and effectiveness from the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Weed Research & Information Center.

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Other Dipsacus laciniatus Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
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    Dipsacus laciniatus_flower head (pre-flower)_copyright2017_TrentDraper
    Dipsacus laciniatus (cutleaf teasel) flower head (pre-flower). Photo: &#169 2017 Trent Draper
    Dipsacus laciniatus_leaves and stem_copyright2017_TrentDraper
    Dipsacus laciniatus (cutleaf teasel) leaves and stem. Photo: &#169 2017 Trent Draper