Photographer: Dan Tenaglia
Dipsacus laciniatus L.
Dipsacus: from the Greek dipsa, "thirst," from the connate (joined or attached) leaf bases that in some ssp. hold water
laciniatus: Latin for "slashed or lacerated"
Restricted Invasive - Eradicate!
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive|
|Plant: ||erect, biennial, 2'-7' tall forb; |
|Flower: ||white to purple, 4-parted, with irregular petals; inflorescence a dense, cylindrical cluster on a long, naked stalk, bracts not taller than the flower cluster; blooms July-Sept.|
|Leaf:||stem leaves lance-shaped and irregularly, deeply pinnately-cut, bases surround the stem|
|Habitat: ||moist; roadside, disturbed areas|
|Notes: ||first year plant a basal rosette of wrinkled leaves|