Today's bloom is Cobweb Thistle (Cirsium occidentale)

Bloom of the Day for February 18th, 2012:

Type of plant: Biennials

Bloom color: Fuchsia (red-purple)

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

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 11

Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm), 24-36 in. (60-90 cm), 36-48 in. (90-120 cm), 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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KyWoods wrote:
Wow, what a pretty, unusual flower! I never heard of those before; thanks for posting it.

victorgardener wrote:
Very cool!