California weed?

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Date Photo Taken: April 3, 201 1
Location: Simi valley, calif
Posted By: bclement

Notes:

I am visiting my mom in california and she doesn’t know if this is is a plant or a weed. Any advice?

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    I think your mom has a plant called thistle. There are several varieties and I think most have earned the weed reputation from early on in recorded history. Genesis 3:18 records that the ground was cursed with thorns and thistles after the original sin. This link may help http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nursery-weeds/feature_articles/other_thistles/other_thistles.html

    April 3rd, 2011 at 8:27 pm
  2. kim Unregistered says:

    In some states, thistle is considered a scourge and encouraged to be removed. I personally think they’re exotic looking, and the bloom is usually outstanding as well. butterflies will come to the blooms, and birds will eat the seed heads. Along those lines, this thing will reseed like crazy. Maybe give it a season and decide if you love it or hate it.

    April 6th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

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