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This plant is not something you want to mess with. Cut leaf Teasel is a not an common invasive species in WRISC's area. If you plant this in your garden you may see it grow fast, but you may see it start growing in new areas. This teasel has a nasty looking seed head that can really hurt when touched. The plant also has spines on the stem which likely why wildlife doesn't graze on it. This allows the plant to take over and occupy the space of more desirable plants. Although it is not as common seen in this area we all must try to prevent it from being introduced this way.
Leaves are deeply lobed, arranged opposite of each other on stem.
Large basal leaves are connected and for cup shape which may collect water in some cases.
The seedhead of the plant will have a collected of inflorescent flowers with long spines protecting them.
Habitat and Ecology: (National Park Services)
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