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Texas Thistle with Spherical Flower Head 8985

Speaking of plants with globose flower heads like buttonbush and sensitive-briar, here’s yet another: Cirsium texanum, the Texas thistle. You saw an opening bud of this species in June, so I’d be remiss if I didn’t show you this follow-up picture of a follow-up stage. Note that a Texas thistle has only disk flowers; there are no ray flowers.

Today’s photograph comes from the same May 28th session as last time on Burnet Rd. near the old Merrilltown Cemetery in far north Austin.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 17, 2014 at 6:05 AM

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