Teasel (lavender flowers, shorter stalk)

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.