Name this Monster!

kek19July 10, 2007

Ok, this guy stands at least 5" tall. The "flowers" are very hard spikes. It has thorns all over it, and the leaves are evil looking. Name that Monster!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
philmont_709n2(z6 Ohio)

teasel

    Bookmark   July 10, 2007 at 3:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nyssaman(Z6 ON)

Teasel was brought over by the settlers from Europe to use in the wool looming trade - I cannot think of the proper term for it though...lol - to tease the wool I guess

    Bookmark   July 10, 2007 at 6:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
neil_allen(z5/6 Chi IL)

"Fulling" is the process. There are two very similar teasels that have become naturized, fuller's teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) with light purple flowers and cutleaf teasel (D. laciniatus) with white flowers. Here's a link to one page on a Kansas site for fuller's teasel, which has a further link to the cutleaf variety and good pictures and descriptions for comparing the two.

Here is a link that might be useful: Common/Fuller's Teasel

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 8:46AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kandaceshirley

i have something similar in my yard - but the leaves look more like small watermelon leaves and it has a purplish flower before it gets the green pods - any ideas?

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 2:59PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)?
Hello. I found a pile of Cardinal flowers by the roadside...
adidas
Monarchs: Liatris special
Hey-it looks like the migration is starting up here...
dandy_line
Mountain Mint/Pycnanthemum questions
Just wondering if anyone has any experience with Hoary...
topie
Most Underused Native Trees
What are the most underused native trees?
edlincoln
Buttonbush: sun or shade?
I have a question about a plant I received for free...
crabbygardener
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™