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Common Teasel

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Common teasel
Common teasel, old seed head - Photo by Steve Dewey; Utah State University
Scientific Name: 
Dipsacus fullonum L. (ITIS)
Dipsacus sylvestris Huds. (ITIS)
Common Name: 
Common teasel, wild teasel, Fuller's teasel, venuscup teasel
Native To: 
Europe (Gucker 2009)
Date of U.S. Introduction: 
First cultivated in the U.S. during the 1800s (Gucker 2009)
Means of Introduction: 
Was cultivated for use in textile processing, or may have been introduced accidentally with other varieties of teasel (Gucker 2009; Bentivegna and Smeda 2008)
Crowds out native species (Gucker 2009)

Distribution / Maps / Survey Status

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Provides state, county, point and GIS data. Maps can be downloaded and shared.


University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.


Google. YouTube; University of Wisconsin - Madison. Extension.

Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Common Teasel.

Council or Task Force
Ohio Invasive Plants Council.
See also: Invasive Plants of Ohio for worst invasive plant species identified in Ohio's natural areas
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Centre for Invasive Species Solutions; Atlas of Living Australia; Australian Government. Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

Federal Government

DOI. NPS. Science of the American Southwest.

See also: Invasive Plant Species for more fact sheets
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.

USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.

State and Local Government
Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Missouri Department of Conservation.

See also: Invasive and Problem Plant Control (scroll to Invasive Plants section) for more information to help you identify and control most common invasive plants in Missouri

King County Department of Natural Resources (Washington). Water and Land Resources Division.

Colorado Department of Agriculture. Conservation Services Division. Noxious Weed Program.

University of California. Weed Research and Information Center.
See also: Weeds in Natural Areas for more information sheets

Ohio State University. Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

Colorado Weed Management Association.