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Genus Dipsacus L.

Fam: Dipsacaceae 
Genus:  Dipsacus L.
English Name: Teasel, Teazel or Teazle


Description:

High, biennial, prickly plants with large, opposite leaves. Blossomss collected prickly heads, wrapped several lance leaflets; bracts as spiny leaflets. The outer cup with 4, rarely 8 edges and 4 short teeth; corolla 4 separate; stamens 4. Ovary single station, with one pedicle.


1   Leaves with stems, serrated; inflorescence globose; bracts pinnate to its peak; yellow colored blossoms .................................................... (1) D. pilosus L.
1* Leaves sessile; inflorescence oblong-ovate; bracts to top awl-like; blossoms purple, white or pink..................................................................................... 2.
2.  Leaves of celery stalks, blunt serrated, in the edges nude or rare prickly spines ……........................................................................ (2) D. silvester Huds.
2*. Stem leaves feather-like cut, on their ends bristly - cilia or spiny .......................................................................................................... (3) D. laciniatus L.

2648. (1). D. pilosus L. (Biannial plants) - From the damp and shady places, mostly in the mountain belt. Sparsely (-2). VII - VIII. Fig. 1353.........................
2649. (2). D. silvester Huds. (Biannial plants) – Around the rivers, excavation, etc.,  mainly in the low places, and less than the next species (1). VI - VIII. Fig. 1354.
Hybrid: D. silvester Huds. x D. laciniatus L. (D. silvester Huds. var. pinnatifidus Koch). Sliven, Obzor.....................................................
2650. (3). D. laciniatus L. (D. bulgaricus Hayek) (Biannial plants) - In the dry grassy places, along the excavation, canals, etc.. Quite wide spread (1). VI -....  VIII. (E, T).
Remark: D. sativus (L.) Honck. (D. fulonum L., ex p.) (Biannial plants) – Cultivated teasel. Breeding. In the wild unknown.


References: „Флора на България”, Н. Стоянов, Б. Стефанов, Б. Китанов, част II, Наука и Изкуство, София, (1967)


Distribution in Bulgaria: (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.
Distribution:

 

SPECIES:

Dipsacus laciniatus L. - Cutleaf teasel

Dipsacus silvester Huds. - Fuller's teasel,  Wild teasel

 

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