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Taylor Mountain, santa rosa, ca (Google, OSM)
38.4148305063, -122.6915788651
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I am not sure if this is a thistle.
I have it from three knowledgeable people this is a red or purple star thistle so I am going with that.

april, red/purple
Apr. 12, 2011 22:29:30 -0700
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Sunflower Family - Photo (c) Donna, some rights reserved (CC BY)
loarie's ID: Sunflower Family (Family Asteraceae)
Posted by loarie about 3 years ago (Flag)
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That is a wierd one.... looks nasty

Posted by loarie about 3 years ago (Flag)
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purple star-thistle - Photo (c) José María Escolano, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
curiousgeorge61's ID: purple star-thistle (Centaurea calcitrapa)
Posted by curiousgeorge61 about 3 years ago (Flag)
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I was figuring that family too. The pale pointy things at the top of the plant are VERY sharp. No flower was noted on any of them I saw.

Posted by curiousgeorge61 about 3 years ago (Flag)
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purple star-thistle - Photo (c) José María Escolano, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
curiousgeorge61's ID: purple star-thistle (Centaurea calcitrapa)
Sunflower Family - Photo (c) Donna, some rights reserved (CC BY)
Community ID: Sunflower Family (Family Asteraceae)
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curiousgeorge61 would like some help identifying this

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