Dipsacus sylvestris Huds.
  • Fl. Angl.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Dipsacus sylvestris Huds. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000651065. Accessed on: 19 Sep 2020'

General Information

"Stout, taprooted biennial (or short-lived, monocarpic perennial) 0.5–2 m, the stem increasingly prickly on the angles above; lvs ± prickly, especially on the midrib beneath, otherwise smooth or nearly so, the basal ones oblanceolate, crenate, generally dying early in the second season, the cauline lanceolate, to 3 dm, becoming entire upwards, commonly connate at base; heads erect, ovoid or subcylindric, 3–10 cm, on long naked peduncles; involucral bracts upcurved, unequal, the longer ones surpassing the heads; receptacular bracts ending in a conspicuous stout straight awn; cal silky, 1 mm; cor slender, hairy, 10–15 mm, the tube whitish, the short (1 mm) lobes generally pale purple; fr 5 mm; 2n=16, 18. Roadsides and waste ground, especially in moist low places; native of Europe, now a widespread weed in N. Amer. July–Sept."

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    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
    • 2 Fl. Angl.

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