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Dipsacus laciniatus L.

Cutleaf teasel

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderDipsacalesIncludes viburnum, honeysuckle, snowberry, beautybush, twinflower, many others
FamilyDipsacaceaeTeasel family
GenusDipsacusFrom the Greek dipsa, “thirst,” from the connate (joined or attached) leaf bases that in some ssp. hold water
SpecieslaciniatusTorn or deeply cut, referring to the fringed petals

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Dipsacus laciniatus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Dipsacus laciniatus (cutleaf teasel)

12/12/2020 · By Jacquelyn Boyt


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