Thistle and Fluff for Green Thumb Sunday
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What a find this was! It was a windless day so I was very lucky to find all this fluff still hanging around the Thistle Wildflowers.
This image shows the life cycle of this hardy little plant. There are new buds forming as well as a beautiful purple thistle, just beginning to bloom. The fluff is the flower that has gone to seed.
Each one of those white fluffs have a black thistle seed that gets carried away by the wind to reseed and grow anew.
Notice all those spines on the flower bulb - these are plants that are meant to be viewed in their habitat, not picked and put in a bouquet.
Next Sunday, I will have a post showing how the flower goes to seed. I am excited about this series, and hope you enjoy it too!