Teasel (lavender flowers, shorter stalk)

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Dipsacus sylvestris
Gratiot County, July 20, 2002
Gratiot County, July 21, 2001
Gratiot County, July 21, 2001
Gratiot County, July 21, 2001
Gratiot County, July 20, 2002
Note: the shorter species of teasel has leaves which do not join at the stalk to hold rain-water whereas the taller teasel species with white flowers, Dipsacus lacinatus, has leaves joined together in a cup-like fashion.