Thistle in the middle of the field.
Gewöhnliche Kratzdistel (Cirsium vulgare) an der Habsterhöhe in Alt-Saarbrücken
Purple strands with white tips, a spiky body with long white strands. Body seems to be dying, it has long spiky leaves with thorns along it.
Color less vibrant due to poor weather and changing season
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.