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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thistle Growth


I had not ever seen this before. On the side of this thistle that faced the late afternoon sun was new leafy growth. I assumed it was the seeds that had not escaped during the dry season sprouting in the thistle head after the rains we have been having. There were a lot of these thistles around, and each of them had this. I can't imagine these baby plants surviving much longer. The cold season is upon us.

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Sweet Shot Tuesday
Communal Global
ABC Wednesday

27 comments:

  1. How determined it is! Lovely.

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  2. It's the little thistle that could!

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  3. Great capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. Nice sharp photo. Great capture!

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  5. Well that's an interesting thistle, which is absolutely unknown in our surroundings. Thanks for making us acquainted with it.
    Wil, ABC Team.

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  6. That's pretty cool! :)

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  7. Fascinating. Nature has new surprises every day. I'm glad you got a photo of this. I never heard of that happening before either.

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  8. this is quite interesting.
    it's fascinating that green leaves would sprout from where the purple petals have been. beautiful shot.

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  9. TERRIFIC!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  10. I've never seen a thistle like that before. Great find.

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  11. Ordinary Words...I have noticed a few budded trees....they seem to survive the winter though♫
    Great photo♥

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  12. What a lovely surprise!

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  13. Oh that is so beautiful, but i wonder why the seeds didn't disperse when the pods are still dry! Maybe it is always wet there, sorry for those seeds they will just die.

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  14. That's a cool one!

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  15. Great capture, Sarah! Always a little sad when you know the baby-growths can't survive.

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  16. That is very interesting. I see these seed heads frequently, but have never seen anything like this!

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  17. Very interesting shot. - Margy

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  18. Nor I, but what a gem!! And, what a great macro shot!

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  19. Thats an intreating picture - I wonder if it the seeds within the thistle head starting to germinate? Thats a guess, but I've not seen anything like that either.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  20. That is beautiful, and I have only the naked thistle, not with the greens on it.

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  21. Thistle...who knew? What a great capture this is.
    Laurie

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  22. Such a great find, never seen one like that either!

    Catching up with all the T entries.

    Travels & Wandering
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  23. oh, that's really cool! nice share.

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  24. I love your picture of the Thistle. Yesterday I visited the Ridgefield National Wildlife refuge in Washington, not too far from Vancouver. I too saw these Thistle with the plants. Took some great photos of them also. I had never seen anything like them before too. Have you found out anymore about them? I would love to know. Where did you take your pic? What time of year?

    thanks so much Terri

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