Has petals that are pink and yellow. In the tips of the petals are white puffs. At the bottom has a green/black spiky and sharp thorns.Down to its stem it had green leaves with hair and thorns. It is nearly 2-3 inches tall. Ants were located predating it. At least 3 more were located near this plant. Grew in a dry, grassy area.
In bloom, bud and seed.
Some type of thistle
California Thistle (Cirsium occidentale var. californicum), near hetch hetchy, Yosemite, California
At least 18 plants scattered about
At least 3 mature plants, 3 sprouts
At least 7 mature plants...
3 mature plants out on nose
At least 6 plants nearby
Single mature plant
At least.3 mature plants along contour, several sprouts nearby