Friday, August 10, 2007

Thistle Suspense

Thistle bud

These thistles are keeping me in suspense since I started watching them several days ago. The handsome, silky bracts subtending the inflorescences have unfurled, but the capitate inflorescenses are still curled up inside these swelling buds.

Another thistle bud

1 comment:

Matthew said...

The mechanisms that nature creates as a result of combining reproduction and self-defense is pretty amazing. The whole idea of converging two ideas to make something new has always fascinated me, I guess.

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