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

Bloom of the Day for August 17th, 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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Kell wrote:
Another great shot from Xeno!

onewish1 wrote:
very pretty shot!!

Xenomorf wrote:
Thank you, I had to stop the vehicle and get a few shots of this one.

locakelly wrote:
Beautiful Xeno!! I love the thistle flowers so much - very pretty...