Winter beauty #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Thistle, December 2017

 

Happy Christmas! (more…)

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Frosty morning #plants

 

 

Flowers, Thistle, January 2017

 

Another stunning day of sun and frost. (more…)

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Cocooned #plants #spiders

 

 

Thistle, insect, November 2015

 

Thistle seedhead, probably Marsh Thistle, Cirsium palustre. (more…)

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The quiet before renewal #plants

 

 

Floiwers, Thistle, November 2015

 

Thistle in the clearing, probably Cirsium palustre, Marsh Thistle. (more…)

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Struggling on #plants

 

 

Flowers, Thistle, October 2015

 

Looks like a Marsh Thistle, Cirsium palustre, still blooming. (more…)

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Tree bumblebee

 

 

Insect, Tree bumblebee, June 2015

 

Bombus hypnorum on Marsh Thistle, Cirsium palustre. (more…)

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Nymph protection

 

 

Insect, Froghopper, June 2015

 

First June visit and while the rides are dominated by Common Spotted Orchid, Creeping Buttercup and Ragged Robin it’s Marsh Thistle, Cirsium palustre, many more than 2m tall, that rule the clearing. (more…)

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Marsh Thistle

 

 

Flowers, Marsh Thistle, provisional identification, May 2015

 

Cirsium palustre. Provisional identification. (more…)

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‘The thistle yet’ll unite Man and the Infinite!’

 

 

Flowers, Thistle, November 2014

 

From A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle. (more…)

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Faded glory

 

 

Flowers, Marsh Thistle, August 2014

 

Marsh Thistle, Cirsium palustre. (more…)

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Marsh Thistle

 

 

Flowers, Marsh Thistle, July 2013

 

Cirsium palustre. (more…)

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