Before I started my 365 photoblog in 2012, I never noticed bull thistle, a giant purple thistle wildflower that is part of the sunflower family.  Now I see them all over, and think they are pretty cool.

Here’s one that hasn’t yet burst open in purple spikes.

Unbloomed Thistle_edited-1

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  1. Really… part of the sunflowers? I never knew that. I can see the resemblance in the flower leaves 🙂


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