Dipsacus laciniatus L.
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad B-Forb

Roadsides and railroads, ditches, river banks, clearings and sandy disturbed ground. Spreading rapidly along highways in recent years, although known from banks of the Red Cedar River in East Lansing, Ingham Co., as early as 1894. Capable of occurring in wetlands and a potential invader into natural communities.

A conspicuous tall and impressively bristly plant, often 2–3 m or even more in height. The connate bases of the cauline leaves form a conspicuous cup ca. 1.5–7 (–13) cm deep around the stem at some nodes. See notes under D. fullonum.


Alpena County
Berrien County
Dickinson County
Genesee County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Kalamazoo County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Mason County
Monroe County
Montmorency County
Ottawa County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 30, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1172.