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Texas Thistle

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 1 September 2014 in Plant & Nature.

Texas thistle (Cirsium texanum)—Blooms throughout Texas, except in the Panhandle, April to August. Bumblebees and butterflies are attracted to Texas thistle. Goldfinches eat the seeds and line their nests with the fluff of the ripened seeds. The red flowers are hesperaloe parviflora.

NIKON D5000 1/500 second F/13.0 ISO 400 202 mm (35mm equiv.)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a happy sunlit selection this all makes !

1 Sep 2014 6:11am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb colors and composition.:-)

1 Sep 2014 8:46am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Un joli chardon fort bien accompagné !!

1 Sep 2014 11:35am

jean pierre from paris, France

belle composition!! amitiés

1 Sep 2014 12:34pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely !! I love the presence of the bee...

1 Sep 2014 3:36pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

magnifiquement belle. i took a photo of one of these in the santa fe national forest! i think it looks like 'Wilson,' Tom Hanks' companion in Castaway :)

1 Sep 2014 4:12pm

franz from Baden, Austria

excellent closeup with lots of action ...
we have very similar thistles here where i live. am i a texan now ?!? ;-)

1 Sep 2014 5:36pm

michel creze from le havre, France

Belle composition et belle présence animale !

Beautiful composition and beautiful animal presence!

1 Sep 2014 7:15pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


2 Sep 2014 6:40am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Such a pretty color. I like thistle for the very reason you mentioned-butterflies!

3 Sep 2014 11:08am

1/500 second
ISO 400
202 mm (35mm equiv.)