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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
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Aster Family - Photo (c) Donna, some rights reserved (CC BY)
loarie's ID: Aster Family (Family Asteraceae)
Posted by loarie over 5 years ago (Flag)
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That is a wierd one.... looks nasty

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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 over 5 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 over 5 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)
Aster Family - Photo (c) Donna, some rights reserved (CC BY)
Community ID: Aster Family (Family Asteraceae)
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