While walking from Kelvin Heights to Jardine's Park. Butterfly landed on it.
Californian Thistle - Walking from Kelvin Heights to Jardine's Park.
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Growing at the end of the Lost Beach Trail boardwalk past the gate
Cirsium is a genus of perennial and biennial flowering plants in the Asteraceae, one of several genera known commonly as thistles. They are more accurately known as Plume thistles. These differ from other thistle genera (Carduus, Silybum and Onopordum) in having feathered hairs to their achenes. The other genera have a pappus of simple unbranched hair.