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Tossle topped beauty of the thistle.
thistle purple blooms SB
It starts small and erupts into ever more beautiful vertical flowers

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But does it finish any less beautiful on a cold October day?

Of course, it is a problem plant in Oregon and around the world. 3400th Post at SwittersB & Fly Fishing!