Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Thistledown


Before


After

One of the purple thistles. I have to admit I didn't examine it closely, but I'm leaning towards Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense).

5 comments:

Ericka said...

oh how cool! i really like your before and after shots. i imagine your goldfinches really like the after.

Rurality said...

Thanks! I'll have one on mushrooms coming up soon too. Just have to wait for the final stage.

happy and blue 2 said...

Woohoo..Canada rules..Well thistles anyways..

Floridacracker said...

Do you find these things full of leaf footed bugs? They seem to love them.

Ki said...

I think it's Cirsium altissimum the roadside thistle, here's a picture of it:

http://biology.missouristate.edu/Herbarium/Plants%20of%20the%20Interior%20Highlands/Flowers/Cirsium%20altissimum%20-%20N2.JPG

Beautiful flower and nice photos.