family of plants
Dipsacaceae, or teasel family, was a family in the order Dipsacales. It contained 350 species of perennial or biennial herbs and shrubs. (Perennial means that a plant lives for two or more years. Biennial means that a plant takes two years to grow fully.) The family contained eleven (11) genera. It is in the family Caprifoliaceae now.
|seedhead of Fullers' Teasel,|
These plants live in most temperate climates. They are found in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The family contains these genera:
- Dipsacus (teasel)
- Succisa (devil's bit)
- Morina -- also placed in its own family, Morinaceae.
- Dipsacaceae of Mongolia in FloraGREIF Archived 2012-02-26 at the Wayback Machine