Burdock (09/13/2008) Burdock disperses its seeds through velcro like hooks that stick to the fur of passing animals.
Burdock (09/13/2008) Burdock, a type of thistle, has massive leaves and purple flowers that develop into sticky seeds.
Thistle (07/04/2009) Thistle growing on the hill over Memory Grove.
Thistle (07/04/2009) Thistle growing on the hill dropping int Memory Grove.
Thistle (07/23/2009) A thistle growing in Sandy soil.
A thistle is a flowering plant with sharp spines or prickles on margins of the leaves. Thistles are common in desert areas. As the plants are not suitable for grazing and scapes the legs of hikers, many people consider thistles a weed. Several species of thistles have medicinal uses, and most have pretty flowers.
Most thistles are members of the Asteraceae family.