Dipsacus L.

2 naturalized Aust.; NSW, Vic., Tas., S.A.

*Dipsacus fullonum L.fullonum

Erect herbs up to 2 m high with a thick tap-root and stem armed with prickles. Leaves basal and cauline. Cauline leaves lanceolate, opposite, connate at the base, entire or crenate or dentate. Flower heads conical, pungent. Receptacle bracts acute-acuminate, pungent. Corolla purplish to white. Southern Highlands, e.g. Berrima, Moss Vale. Introd. from Europe. Teazel