Thistle, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

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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.


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Thistle, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA
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Photograph by Roy Kelley
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Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I know this thistle very well.  It is an artichoke that has been left to flower...I always left one on my plants when I had a giant vegetable garden...A

Sep 30, 2019 01:06 PM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - thank you for the photo and the lesson too.  Learning everyday is one of the many benefits of life. I  admit that some lessons are learned and then re-learned.  Often.  

Sep 30, 2019 01:20 PM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Roy. What a stunning flower and beautiful photo. You really are the Mayor of Longwood Gardens.

Sep 30, 2019 01:37 PM #4
Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX
I help clients resolve IRS tax matters

Good Evening Roy,

Such a beautiful Flower thanks for sharing this great photo.

Sep 30, 2019 04:54 PM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

What a fascinating blossom that is, Roy.  At first glance if it didn't have the purple top, one could think it was an artichoke.

Sep 30, 2019 07:25 PM #7
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Roy... I love that color of violet so naturally I loved that photo y9u published today.

Sep 30, 2019 10:10 PM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks so much for stopping by. It is always good to receive your feedback.

Oct 01, 2019 03:57 AM #9
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