Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July 29


Look at these cool plants I found growing along the road today! There were several of them that had that purple ring around the center. The stems are very prickly. I don't remember ever seeing them before and I thought they were quite unique.

*Thanks to Ione and Cherdecor who sent me tips on identifying this plant. Ione thought it may be a cuckleburr and Cheryl thought it was an Irish Thistle. I looked them both up and the Irish Thistle it is. It's nice to have a name to go with the plant!

17 comments:

Sujomi said...

Those are cool! Add a couple of googly eyes and they could be an octopus with their legs in the air. And one with a purple headband! ;)

sara said...

They are really cool looking. let us know if you find out what they are!

Andrew Bruins said...

those things are wild!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Very interesting! For some reason the purple reminds me of the floral head dresses the hula dancers were in Hawaii!
:-)

Kelly's Ideas said...

You find the most incredible things on your walks along the road.. I would love to tag along some day.
Love to you .
Kelly

Kelly's Ideas said...

You find the most incredible things on your walks along the road.. I would love to tag along some day.
Love to you .
Kelly

Iona said...

It has been a good many years since I have seen a cuckle burr, yet, this plant could very well be one. Although I did not know they blossomed, but why not?

Pretty in this stage, but not so pretty when there is a field of them choking out a crop.

The shape of this plant is the same as a dried cuckle burr I found online. Go here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/17073444@N08/2225307635/

Oh, yes. Nice shot! :D

Susan said...

How different. God has created such a wide variety of sights for us and you capture them beautifully with your eye and that camera.
Susan

Kathy said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Cherdecor said...

I think they are an Irish Thistle. There are many different kinds of thistles but this one is a beauty for sure!

dd said...

These are very cool! Never seen anything like that around here.

Sara G said...

oh wow, those are so cool!! I have never seen them before.
Thanks for sharing!!

Betty said...

Wow! just Wow!!

TJ said...

This is a first for me also. God creates such beauty.

bentonflocke said...

great shot with wonderful colours!

Maybe this one on my blog http://bentonflockes365project.blogspot.com/2009/04/36592.html is the same...?

Cheri said...

Those are really cool- I've never seen them before on the road either.
I'll be looking now though!

Courtney said...

I love this image! wow..