Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Thistles in Bloom

The prairie thistles are among the wildflowers blooming at Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan.

To me, there is a fresh simplicity to the clusters of pink florets that rise above the twisted, prickly leaves of these wildflowers, balanced by the clean green and white lines of the base of the flower head. But this won't last long... 

Roadside thistle, Grasslands 

Prairie Wildflower: Thistle (I'm not sure what kind, but from the colour, structure and size, I would guess it's a Flodman Thistle, often simply called a Prairie Thistle.)
Location: Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada
Photo Date: June 24, 2012


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