Huge weed that has beautiful flowers. Bees are especially attracted to this flower.
The blooms really standout. Shown in May.
A bud with the first petal starting to emerge. Shown in May.
A spent bloom which I think is still attractive. Shown in May.
Butterflies and moths love this flower.
Emerging Texas Thistle, 3-2-05.
Texas Thistle plant with flower. Spring 2004
Texas Thistle growing wild in Leander, TX
Photo taken near Cuero, Texas. Also seen growing in the Victoria area.
Also taken near Cuero, Texas. May 2010