Thursday, March 30, 2017

March 30, 2017

Location: St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, yellow trail

This is a Purple Thistle,
“Cirsium horridulum” in scientific terms.
It makes butterflies, bees and birds quite happy
(At least the birds who don’t prefer to eat worms.)

(Today's blog is dedicated to Joy the botanist, who used to yell at me for calling flowers "little purple things" and made me join the Native Plant Society. I still call them "little purple things" though.)

Sources: Florida Native Plant Society

Photo and text © 2017 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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