Sunday, August 17, 2008

Thistle Gone to Seed for Green Thumb Sunday


Thistle Gone to Seed for Green Thumb Sunday


dried thistle flower gone to seed




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Last Sunday my Green Thumb post was an image of Purple Thistle with it's white fluff billowing around it.

This week's post is the photo of a thistle that has dried up and gone to seed - with the fluff still intact in the dry pod.

See how the brown pod folds back to allow the fluff to dry out and fly away?

It is hard to believe that that lush green spiky bulb in last week's image actually turns into that brown-but-still-spiky plant.

See those little seeds on the end of the white fluff?

Next week's post will show how these thistle seeds get dispersed.

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6 comments:

  1. I am loving this thistle series :)

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  2. Kathy , excellent shot again, loving your thistle shots.

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  3. Beautiful photo. I love these types of photos; they seem to capture the seasons.
    Aiyana

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  4. I think one of my favorite parts of the wildflowers' life cycle is the making and dispersing of seeds. Love this.

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