Prickly leaves. The basal leaves are oblong and fleshy, up to 12 inches long and 3 inches wide. The stem leaves are narrower and often cupped at their bases, holding rainwater. The leaves can persist throughout the winter months.
Barber's Brush, Brushes and Combs, Card Teasel, Card-thistle, Church Broom, Common Teasel, Donkey's Thistle, Draper's Teasel, Fairies' Broom, Fairies' Fire, Fuller's Teasel, Gypsy-combs, Hair-brush, Indian Teasel, Johnny-prick-the-finger, Lady's Brush and Comb, Lady's Brushes, Teazel, Teazle, Venuscup, Venus'-cup, Venuscup Teasel, Venus's Basin, Venus's Lip.
Farmland, grassland, hedgerows, meadows, riverbanks, roadsides, wasteland, waterside, woodland.