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Thistle

Description:

Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the family Asteraceae. Prickles often occur all over the plant – on surfaces such as those of the stem and flat parts of leaves. These are an adaptation that protects the plant against herbivorous animals, discouraging them from feeding on the plant. Typically, an involucre with a clasping shape of a cup or urn subtends each of a thistle's flowerheads.

Notes:

from bud to dried flower...



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Miravet, Catalunya, Spain

Lat: 41.04, Long: 0.58

Spotted on Jun 15, 2012
Submitted on Jun 20, 2012

Spotted for mission

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