Wildflower Fireworks

This fairly new musk thistle appears like a fireworks explosion with the pink spikes and purple highlights.

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(Click anywhere on the image to zoom-in on the detail!)

Thistles are nasty weeds but the flowers are unusual in an almost alien kind of way and very colorful. But we still dig them out of our yard when they show up!

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    1. I had never (knowingly) seen a fully grown, flowering thistle until last year. Just like most wildflowers/weeds, they do look nice. But we still dig them out of the yard before they get this big!

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