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Thistle, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
Thistle, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
This photograph was very well received when I posted it in Facebook groups. I hope you will enjoy it as well.
 
Subhash Sharma  The scientific name for this purple thistle flower is Cirsium horridulum Michaux, and it is a member of the Asteraceae family, which also includes all of the daisies. Purple thistle can be found along the East Coast, from Canada to Florida, and across the Southern Coast, from Florida to Texas. It can have purple or yellow flowers. Purple thistle was named by Andre Michaux in his book, Flora Boreali-Americana, which was published after his death in 1803.One of the most interesting characteristics of the purple thistle is its ability to move toward anything which disturbs it.
Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend in Ireland. He frequently comments on my photographs.
 
Thistle, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
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