Authentic Wisconsin.  Cutleaf Teasel - Dipsacus laciniatus


Cutleaf Teasel in wild area between GHC Hatchery Hill Clinic parking lot and Cahill Main Road in Madison, Wisconsin on July 13, 2021.


Above: Cutleaf Teasel in wild area between GHC Hatchery Hill Clinic parking lot and Cahill Main Road in Madison, Wisconsin (7/13/21).


Cutleaf Teasel - Dipsacus laciniatus   (Invasive -Eradicate)

Cutleaf teasel is a weed in the United States, where it is most prevalent in the Midwest and northeastern states. It is a biennial that can grow from 2'-7' tall.

The inflorescence is an egg-shaped head subtended by long bracts. The head may contain up to 1500 flowers. Each individual flower lasts one day. The middle of the head blooms first and then the upper and lower parts.

Cutleaf Teasel invades open areas, including prairies, savannas and sedge meadows, as well as roadsides and disturbed areas.

Blooms July - September.

Cutleaf Teasel stalk and leaves on July 13, 2021.


Above: Cutleaf Teasel stalk and leaves (7/13/21).


For more information on the Cutleaf Teasel, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin Herbarium online virtual flora website page on Cutleaf Teasel.


Cutleaf Teasel in wild area between GHC Hatchery Hill Clinic parking lot and Cahill Main Road in Madison, Wisconsin on July 13, 2021.
Cutleaf Teasel in wild area between GHC Hatchery Hill Clinic parking lot and Cahill Main Road in Madison, Wisconsin on July 13, 2021.
Cutleaf Teasel in wild area between GHC Hatchery Hill Clinic parking lot and Cahill Main Road in Madison, Wisconsin on July 13, 2021.
Cutleaf Teasel in wild area between GHC Hatchery Hill Clinic parking lot and Cahill Main Road in Madison, Wisconsin on July 13, 2021.
Cutleaf Teasel in wild area between GHC Hatchery Hill Clinic parking lot and Cahill Main Road in Madison, Wisconsin on July 13, 2021.
Cutleaf Teasel in wild area between GHC Hatchery Hill Clinic parking lot and Cahill Main Road in Madison, Wisconsin on July 13, 2021.
Cutleaf Teasel in wild area between GHC Hatchery Hill Clinic parking lot and Cahill Main Road in Madison, Wisconsin on August 5, 2021.
Cutleaf Teasel in wild area between GHC Hatchery Hill Clinic parking lot and Cahill Main Road in Madison, Wisconsin on August 5, 2021.
Cutleaf Teasel in wild area between GHC Hatchery Hill Clinic parking lot and Cahill Main Road in Madison, Wisconsin on August 5, 2021.

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Cutleaf Teasel
Dipsacus laciniatus


Cutleaf Teasel in wild area between GHC Hatchery Hill Clinic parking lot and Cahill Main Road in Madison, Wisconsin on July 13, 2021.

Above: Cutleaf Teasel in wild area between GHC Hatchery Hill Clinic parking lot and Cahill Main Road in Madison, Wisconsin (7/13/21)


Cutleaf Teasel in wild area between GHC Hatchery Hill Clinic parking lot and Cahill Main Road in Madison, Wisconsin on August 5, 2021.

Above: Cutleaf Teasel in wild area between GHC Hatchery Hill Clinic parking lot and Cahill Main Road in Madison, Wisconsin (8/5/21)


Cutleaf Teasel photographic artwork by Carl Blossfeldt.


Above: Cutleaf Teasel photographic artwork by Carl Blossfeldt (1865-1932)


Cutleaf Teasel specimen collected in Vernon County Wisconsin on July 12, 2012.


Above: Cutleaf Teasel specimen collected in Vernon County Wisconsin on July 12, 2012.


Cutleaf Teasel.

Cutleaf Teasel.

Cutleaf Teasel.

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