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Name: Anna
Status: other
Grade: 9-12
Location: FL
Country: N/A
Date: 3/15/2005


Question:
Is The Teasel Weed harmful to human being's and if so what are the effect's to human's?


Replies:
Dear Anna,

I don't think that it is harmful, except for having short spines.

The following might be helpful:

http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/diwsi.htm

http://www.gov.on.ca/OMAFRA/english/crops/facts/ontweeds/teasel.htm

Anthony Brach, Ph.D


I do not believe there is any harmful effect of teasel on humans; however, teasel is a serious invader of native communities and often grows in dense colonies that reduce biodiversity.

J. Elliott



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