Teasel (white flowers, giant stalk)

Dipsacus laciniatus
Gratiot County, July 20, 2002
Gratiot County, July 20, 2002
Gratiot County, July 20, 2002
Gratiot County, July 20, 2002
Gratiot County, July 20, 2002
Note: this taller species of teasel has leaves which join at the stalk to hold rain-water (see bottom photo) whereas the shorter teasels with lavender flowers, Dipsacus sylvestris, do not have leaves joined together in a cup-like fashion.