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Horrid Thistle (Cirsium horridulum) NATIVE. One of my favorite flowers. Very painful to touch but pollinators love it!<br />
Growing in my overgrown backyard habitat/field. <br />
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Growing in my overgrown backyard habitat/field.<br />
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Horrid Thistle (Cirsium horridulum)

NATIVE. One of my favorite flowers. Very painful to touch but pollinators love it!
Growing in my overgrown backyard habitat/field.

Horrid Thistle (Cirsium horridulum) NATIVE. One of my favorite flowers. Very painful to touch but pollinators love it!<br />
Growing in my overgrown backyard habitat/field.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77474/horrid_thistle_cirsium_horridulum.html Bristly thistle,Cirsium horridulum,Geotagged,Spring,United States

    comments (3)

  1. It's beautiful! Posted 8 days ago
    1. Thank you! I just saw the pale yellow variant of this species (for the first time) on a hike today! I'll try to get it posted soon! Posted 8 days ago
      1. Just saw it and LOVE it! Posted 7 days ago

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''Cirsium horridulum'', called bristly thistle, horrid thistle, yellow thistle or bull thistle, is a North American species of plants in the thistle tribe within the sunflower family. The species is native to the eastern and southern United States from New England to Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma as well as to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Bahamas.

Thomas Nuttall described var. ''megacanthum'' as "one of the most terribly armed plants in the genus."

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Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Apr 15, 2019. Captured Apr 6, 2019 02:01 in 110 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/332s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm