Teasel (Family Dipsacaceae)

 

The Dipsacaceae, or Teasel Family, of the order Dipsacales contains

350 species of perennial or biennial herbs and shrubs in eleven gen-

era.

 

Native to most temperate climates, they are found in Europe, Asia

and Africa. Some species of this family have been naturalized in

other places.

 

Family Dipsacaceae members are primarily Old World, chiefly

North temperate Eurasia and tropical, subtropical and southern

Africa. Some Family Dipsacaceae members are used as ornamentals

(e.g., Scabiosa, Cephalaria); others such as teasels (Dipsacus) are

deemed to be noxious weeds.

 

 

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