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Not from my garden

February 20, 2013

Nothing from my garden today; just something I came across last weekend while taking some time off.

Cirsium Horridulum – Yellow Thistle

In the otherwise brown winter dunes these green dragons caught my eye from a distance.

Attractive native wildflower & valuable resource for native bees, or a particularly nasty weed?

What ever one considers them to be they were quite impressive up close.

However, if I never see one in my garden I’ll be a happy man.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. namastemama permalink
    February 20, 2013 10:04 pm

    egads! I thought our little thistles were nasty.

    • February 21, 2013 6:15 am

      I known what you mean. I’ve seen the big purplish thistles in pastures around here but my garden yard has only caught a few of the smaller types.

  2. mawingram@comcast.net permalink
    February 20, 2013 11:05 pm

    Sounds like the war of the Cirsium Horridulum is about to begin. Good luck.

    Mawi

    • February 21, 2013 6:16 am

      I was careful to leave all traces of them on the dunes in NE Florida thank you very much 🙂

  3. February 22, 2013 3:07 pm

    We do battle with those type of “Dragons” (I Love that you called them that! You must be a poet or writer also) We have about 8 types of thistle that we do battle with. I am constantly bouncing back & forth in my mind about what to do about them because the bees do love them & I have bees. On the other hand, they run amuck SO easily if you let them go. Sigh!

    PS Great photos!

    • February 22, 2013 6:03 pm

      As long as they stay in the dunes 430 miles away from my garden I’ll pursue a live and let live policy

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