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Cirsium flodmanii


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Thistle

Thistle
I don't have enough here to make a positive identification, but it may be Cirsium flodmanii.

Rhisiart Hincks, Jean-Paul, Cassandra204, Janet Brien and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


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LeapFrog
LeapFrog
This looks like an Artichoke Thistle (Cynara cardunculus) ... aka Cardoon Thistle, but not a 100% positive ... your shot does looks a little like an Artichoke with a spike hairdo ... LOL

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An outstanding macro Rita ... excellent details and impeccable clarity ... the colours are beautiful!! Well taken and presented!!
4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
That's Wild!!
Seen in

Wonderful World
of Wildlife!!
4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Well Done!!
Seen in

Leap's Photo
Pond!!
4 years ago.
Ani Carrington
Ani Carrington
A beauty!
4 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Love the transitions in the colours ! Stunning !
4 years ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
A medieval mace of a cirsium! Those spiked balls are hard to identify...there are several that are much alike...
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Gorgeous shot, Rene. Lovely against the blue sky.
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Outstanding capture.
4 years ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
WOW WOW WOW, love the textures here on this crazy thistle species! GORGEOUS!!!
4 years ago.
Petra
Petra
superb details here!
4 years ago.
Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul
Excellently photographed!
4 years ago.
Lil I --( Irene2carton old flickr name )
Lil I --( Irene2cart…
magnificent shot
4 years ago.
odell_rd
odell_rd
Wonderfully spiky, a real eye-catcher!
4 years ago.
Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
a magnificent creation, like a medieval architectural adornment
3 years ago.