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Common and Cut-Leaved Teasel Invasive Species Fact Sheet

Use this print-and-carry sheet to identify and control common and cut-leaved teasel in Missouri. More

Common Teasel

Photo of common teasel flowering heads
Dipsacus fullonum
“Infestation” is the term for what teasels are doing in Missouri. Learn to identify these thistlelike plants, and help to control the weedy spread of these tough, prickly invaders. More

Common Teasel

Photo of common teasel flowering heads
“Infestation” is the term for what teasels are doing in Missouri. Learn to identify these thistlelike plants, and help to control the weedy spread of these tough, prickly invaders. More

Cut-Leaved Teasel

Photo of cut-leaved teasel plants with flowering heads
Cut-leaved teasel (Dipsacus laciniatus) is similar to common teasel, only it has white (not lilac or lavender) flowers, blooms July through September (not June through October), and has irregularly pinnately lobed upper stem leaves (common teasel’s upper stem leaves are lance-shaped and scalloped, but not lobed). Cut-leaved teasel is more aggressive than common teasel and has severely threatened several northern and central Illinois natural areas. More