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teasel

The most famous plant used for Lyme disease- Dipsacus sylvestris being the most effective. The root is the part used. Plant grows up to 8 ft (2.5m) and is easily recognized by their prickly egg-shaped balls on top of long prickly stems with wrinkly opposite leaves that have prickles on the underside along the middle. Upper leaves grow together forming water-catching cup around stem.The oval prickly heads have sharp, pointy fingers sticking out from underneath, and one or two bands of pinkish purple flowers growing around in rings. used for muscle/joint pain and inflammation, arthritis, diuretic, detox, diarrhea, improves appetite, liver, gallbladder, jaundice, warts, stomach, cancer. Leaf tea used for acne.
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The seeds of the Centaurea scabiosa (Greater Knapweed), Dipsacus fullonum(Teasel) and Helianthus (Sunflower) are just a few pretty must haves too.
Locally, the teasel, Dipsacus fullonum, is of course historically connected with the textile industry, although these days it has more value in providing food for finches than teasing out wool.
The capitula of Succisa pratensis and Dipsacus fullonum.
Common herbaceous species include Agrimonia parviflora, Calystegia sepium, Dipsacus fullonum ssp.
For those taxa such as Dipsacus (Dipsacaceae), the primary capitulum may have evolved from an elongate determinate inflorescence yielding an unusual anthesis pattern: bidirectional from a midline (Jurica, 1921).
The dry open field habitat is populated by Ambrosia artemisiifolia, Cirsium discolor, Conyza canadensis, Dipsacus fullonum, Medicago lupulina, Plantago virginica, Potentilla recta, Setaria pumila, Solidago canadensis, Tridens flavus, and Verbascum blattaria.
The effect of plant litter on germination in teasel, Dipsacus sylvestris Huds.