Friday, 9 August 2019

8 foot x 7 foot...


... and covered in prickles and white hairs. This magnificent Cotton Thistle is dwarfing all around it in a Banstead farm field. A Triffid if ever there was one.




2 comments:

John said...

Steve, I repeat what I have said elsewhere :-), a fabulous plant. It even got me out of blog hibernation a few weeks back and that was before it flowered!! I do wonder what is going to happen with those fields though. They sprayed the cereal crop with (ripening) herbicide a couple of weeks ago but diodn't stray!

Steve Gale said...

John, the best thistle I have seen I believe.