Although the slightly curved spines on the plant grown in the bed devoted to plants used in medieval arts and crafts are distinct from those of the common teasel grown in the medicinal bed, the curve is not as pronounced as that found on the cultivated form of teasel. The spines are slightly stiffer, but are not as stiff or as thick as those of the true D. sativus. We still don???t have the right plant and will need to acquire fresh seed and try again. Photograph by Barbara Bell, 2009.