Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thistle While You Work In Your Garden

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Thistles are an iconic Scottish symbol and great butterfly attractor. There is a also an American cousin that grows from Maine to Florida in meadows, fields, and pastures. I love to see them growing by the highway and don't think of these purple spiny flowers as weeds, although I'm sure many farmers do. Hawthorn Hill has more information on this beautiful Florida native.

1 comment:

  1. those little boogers are mean, thistles. They have pretty blooms but dont let them fool you