South Branch Reservation

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Teasel (Dipsacus sylvestris)

Teasel is a common wildflower which has prickly cones and a prickly stem. It is endemic to Europe, and was possibly introduced to North America as early as 1700 to "tease" or comb wool. A single teasel plant can produce over 2,000 seeds.

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