Montana Outdoors

June 8, 2010

After the bloom is gone

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , , — montucky @ 10:37 pm

the Bull Thistles still maintain a presence. Even after an entire winter these stand over five feet tall and continue to catch the eye while the stalks of this summer’s plants are still in their infancy. (That’s one of my favorite fishin’ streams in the background.)

Bull thistle

Bull thistle


August 7, 2009

Same idea

How often do we see similar patterns in nature! Well, I suppose if it works…

This afternoon when I saw this, the thought of “thistle” immediately came into my head, but it isn’t a thistle; it’s Burdock.

Common burdock

Common burdock,
Arctium minus

For comparison, here is a thistle:

Bull thistle

Bull thistle,
Cirsium vulgare

Same family (sunflower) and similar looks.

August 16, 2008

Two thistles

Canada Thistle, Cirsium arvense

Canada Thistle, (Cirsium arvense)

Bull Thistle, Cirsium vulgare

Bull Thistle, (Cirsium vulgare)

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