Bull Thistle “Cirsium vulgare”

bull-thistle

American Lady “Vanessa virginiensis” and Juba Skipper (?) on Bull Thistle “Cirsium vulgare” Sunflower Family (Asteraceae).  Annual or biennial, plant 1-6′ tall, flowers rose colored.  Blooms midsummer throughout Or. & Wa.  Non-native, thought to have been introduced in colonial times from Europe.   Photo:  Rainier, Or. 8/02/2005

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