PHOTO OF THE WEEK, Knodding Thistle

Last Fall I posted photos of the Nodding Thistle in bloom. This very beautiful "weed" displays two distinct flower stages as it develops.
This rosette is how it starts out in Spring. In Fall, it will develop the 4 foot high flower stalk if it escapes the lawn mower this Summer.
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In new zealand js the best companion for nodder thistles is roundup. It is one of the most hated weeds. A good way to get even with people who have crossed you is to spread nodder seeds across their garden.
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George.com wrote:

How can you hate something so pretty? And for city dwellers, the are a great attractant for gold finches.

How bout the people that brought them here? Maybe send a herd of kangaroos to show appreciation?
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On Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:35:03 +1200, George.com plucked a feather from Fawkes, dipped it into the ink well and then scribed:

Gawd and probably more Kiwis in Australia than in New Zealand. <gd&r>
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