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Common Teasel - Dipsacus fullonum
Other Names:  Fuller's Teasel, Wild Teasel, Venuscup Teasel, Dipsacus sylvestris

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS:
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Taprooted biennial. Stems erect, branched, angled, 50–200 cm. Herbage glabrous except for hooked prickles on stem and midribs. Basal leaves oblanceolate, crenate, withering with flowering. Stem leaves lanceolate, 5–30 cm long, dentate below, becoming connate above. Heads ovoid, 2–8 cm high; involucral bracts linear, prickly, unequal, 1–15 cm long; bracts between flowers lanceolate, awned. Flowers: calyx silky, 4-angled; corolla 4-lobed, light blue above, white below, pubescent, 10–15 mm long; lobes up to 1 mm long; stigma entire; stamens exserted. Achene 4-angled cylindrical, 4–6 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Non-native
 


Range Comments
Introduced throughout temperate North America; native to Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 378

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Habitat
Moist meadows, margins of wetlands, thickets; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
Predicted Suitable Habitat Model

This species has a Predicted Suitable Habitat Model available.

To learn how these Models were created see mtnhp.org/models

Ecology
POLLINATORS
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans, Bombus appositus, Bombus auricomus, Bombus centralis, Bombus fervidus, Bombus nevadensis, Bombus pensylvanicus, Bombus bimaculatus, Bombus griseocollis, and Bombus insularis (Thorp et al. 1983, Mayer et al. 2000, Colla and Dumesh 2010, Koch et al. 2012, Williams et al. 2014).

Management

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141: 39-68.
    • Koch, J., J. Strange, and P. Williams. 2012. Bumble bees of the western United States. Washington, DC: USDA Forest Service, Pollinator Partnership. 143 p.
    • Mayer, D.F., E.R. Miliczky, B.F. Finnigan, and C.A. Johnson. 2000. The bee fauna (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of southeastern Washington. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 97: 25-31.
    • Thorp, R.W., D.S. Horning, and L.L. Dunning. 1983. Bumble bees and cuckoo bumble bees of California (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Bulletin of the California Insect Survey 23:1-79.
    • Williams, P., R. Thorp, L. Richardson, and S. Colla. 2014. Bumble Bees of North America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 208 p.
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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