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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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27 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

love new finds!

ladyfi said...

How determined it is! Lovely.

Janet said...

It's the little thistle that could!

Gary said...

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

Linda W. said...

Nice sharp photo. Great capture!

Reader Wil said...

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

Candy C. said...

That's pretty cool! :)

photowannabe said...

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

Luna Miranda said...

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

Leslie: said...

TERRIFIC!

Leslie
abcw team

Samson said...

Nice Find

Fun60 said...

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

Lmkazmierczak said...

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

bettyl said...

What a lovely surprise!

Kalantikan said...

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.

Dee said...

That's a cool one!

Emille said...

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

Kateri said...

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

Powell River Books said...

Very interesting shot. - Margy

Paula Scott said...

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

Stewart M said...

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

Icy BC said...

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

Pride In Photos said...

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

Chubskulit Rose said...

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

Catching up with all the T entries.

Travels & Wandering
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Mama Pajama said...

oh, that's really cool! nice share.

Matkatar said...

Wow, awesome!

tlgcritter said...

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