A single bud
This is an impressive specimen. You almost expect it to charge.
Found growing on Matagorda Island.
This thistle grows wild in the field next to our house in Tulsa, Oklahoma.se.
Thistle with pollinator
Bull Thistle found growing along the road near Tyler, Texas. 4-3-05.
Close up of the strange and wonderful flower head, of Bull Thistle.
Young Bull Thistle in my yard.
An interesting, but not desirable plant. Stickers not worse than roses, but not as pretty.
Jim is 5'4...the thistle almost as tall at 4'9
multiple flower heads form in clusters up the stem
bees love this thistle
Plant in Payne's Prairie State Park Florida March 2013
Butterfly enjoying a Plant in Payne's Prairie State Park Florida March 2013