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Woolly thistle; Cardo lanudo

Cirsium eriophorum


Big thistle that exceeds easily the meter of height. Its leaves are lobed and with spines of ca. 15 mm of length. The chapters are large and spherical, of 5 cm of diameter, with flowers purple and bracts small, on top of the a web of white hairs that cover the chapter. It flowers in summer. It grows in margins of roads or paths.


By the path in mountain terrain. Parque Nacional de Somiedo


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/320 sec.; f/9; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired

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1 Comment

arlanda 6 years ago

I just added one more picture

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Somiedo, Asturias, Spain

Spotted on Aug 15, 2016
Submitted on Feb 9, 2017

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