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pink...

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:07 am
by millipede
originally posted Jun 17, 2006

pretty, isn't it?
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Re: pink...

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:08 am
by bummer
What is it? The flower almost looks like that of a Christmas Cactus.

Bummer

Re: pink...

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:11 am
by millipede
Nice to see you here Bummer...
That flower is a type of thistle... I believe it is Bull Thistle. It's considered a weed and can grow to 6 feet high. The leaves have little thorns or spines on them. I think they are pretty and the animals LOVE them, so I leave them out there when I see them. I might have some pictures somewhere of some butterflies on them. When they go to seed the birds will feed from them as well... thistle seed.

Re: pink...

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:12 am
by dixiechick
It's pretty (I don't mind one thistle :) ) but those things hurt like crazy if you get jabbed! I remember rolling under a fence once a long time ago and rolling on top of a dried up bull thistle - YOW!!

Re: pink...

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:13 am
by millipede
Ha... I've never been jabbed by one... but then again I don't recall rolling under many fences