Key to Tasmanian Dicots
1. A single flower and bract of *Dipsacus fullonum
2. *D. fullonum at fruiting stage
3. *Scabiosa atropurpurea

* introduced species

Tasmania has two introduced species of this family, Dipsacus fullonum (Wild Teasel) and Scabiosa atropurpurea (Sweet Scabious). The family is closely related to the daisy family (Asteraceae), but differs in that the stamens do not form a cylinder around the style. However, the two species in Tasmania are obvious because of their large flower heads. Dipsacus has conspicuous spiny bracts and Scabiosa has flower heads with relatively large (~1.5 cm long) brightly coloured flowers with asymmetrical corollas.
Key to genera
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