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Date Photo Taken: June 19, 2011
Location: Hampton, GA
Posted By: chaddican


I have never seen anything like this plant. The leaves have needles and at the top, where the picture you see shows one big ball of ??? there are now several balls just like the one in this picture. They look the same as the one in the center of the top of the weed in the photo. It is in the way where it is but I hate to cut it down until I know what it is. Help!


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    One of the thistle varieties, bull or musk thistle. It will soon have a really pretty bloom but don’t let it go to seed. Get rid of it.

    July 3rd, 2011 at 5:43 pm
  2. Joan Rockwell Unregistered says:

    It looks like a thistle. If it has a pink/purple blossom, then that’s it. It’s the flower of Scotland.

    July 3rd, 2011 at 8:19 pm
  3. Carrie Unregistered says:

    Thank you, you were correct. I let it get about 10 flowers but decided after the first opened and I took pictures I cut it down because I didn’t want to let the others open and it “go to seed”.

    July 26th, 2011 at 2:18 am

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