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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Artichoke Flower

When artichokes are not harvested in time, they bloom into this bright purple thistle flower.


i beati said...

a first for me and so lovely sandy

Quiet Paths said...

So unusual! At least where we live. Very nice macro here.

Marju said...

Very beautiful image, I like this!

Lynette said...


Denise said...

Wow, that is a wonderful flower. I love artichokes but don't think I have ever seen one bloom before. Thank you very much for sharing and have a great week.

SquirrelQueen said...

That is so pretty, I have never seen an artichoke flower before. Lovely color.

Through Squirrel Eyes

Race said...

beautiful shot, nice flower!


Regina said...

Nice bloom!

cieldequimper said...

Yes they are lovely. But I prefer to eat them!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Different and wonderful this flower!
Thanks for posting for TODAY'S FLOWERS!


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