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Dipsacus sylvestris

A unique flower, Teasel is rarely seen in St Lawrence county. Downstate it is a common 'weed' in areas where it was once grown commerically for use as a lint brush
The prickly cones can be used in dry flower arrangements.


Height - 2 to 6 ft.
Time of Bloom - July - Sept
Flower colors - Lavender
Propagation - Seed
Transplants - as seedlings


Soil Type - Sandy
Soil pH - Neutral
Water - Moist to Dry
Light - Full sun - part shade

Time to Brag: This photo was used by "USA Today"
I got diddly squat but it was still pretty cool to see my name in the 'credit'