P is for Prickly............
It appears to be quite a prickly plant.
But upon closer inspection, each one of those "spikes" is really the center of a tiny flower.
This little ball has tons of these tiny flowers - all with their centers much longer than the bloom.
And they are quite soft, not hard or hurtful at all.
I found this plant beside the lake this past summer.
Even though it was right at waist level as one walked in the water - no one bothered it.
Perhaps it's "prickly" appearance saves it from the curious little ones who spend much time beside it.
I don't know what kind of flower it is, but I was quite intrigued nonetheless.
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