Today's bloom is New Mexico Thistle (Cirsium neomexicanum)

Bloom of the Day for October 5th, 2011:

Type of plant: Biennials, Perennials

Bloom color: Pink, Magenta (Pink-Purple), White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 6a to Zone 7b

Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm), 15-18 in. (38-45 cm), 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

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pixie62560 wrote:
Nice shot, looks like I could reach out and touch it. :)

Xenomorf wrote:

marti001 wrote:
Nice shot!! Good clarity and depth! I agree withpixie, it looks like you could touch it. Amazing how much it looks like an artichoke.

kniphofia wrote:
Lovely shot, I like the little green bug too :)

Kell wrote:
I now see Kin picked one of your shots of this plant for BOTD recently also! Looked like this plant is a winner! And so is your photography, Xeno! Love it.