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The Spear Thistle

From the first flower in bloom on June 28th to for the first seed capsule to be opened yesterday. I wish I had been there to see it happen.

I am going to remove the plant now because otherwise there soon will to many thistles in the garden and also nearby gardens. Sorry, beautiful thistle.

The Thistle is back

My favorite thistle is back. In 2018 there was this tall thistle in the lily bed. But, last summer, to my disappointment, it was gone. So, in the spring, this year, I was pleased to find it back in the flower bed. It is a Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare). A tall plant, about 150 cm. It begins to flower now. So there will be more thistle photos 😉