Carduus marianus, milk thistle, Asteraceae family, purple flowers, green leaves with white veins, an annual or biannual plant. A little Monarch butterfly is looking around the corner.

Greenway, Georgia, United States

Winner – Wildflowers of North America Group All Prickles Challenge 09/23/2013

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  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful!!! Could you give us a little more information on the Milk Thistle like a
    description of the flower and where you found it?! Here’s a link to help you: Milk Thistle

  • Hi lorilee, it’s sometimes not so easy to specify the facts. But I love the little butterfly spying behind the flower. Thank you for taking the time to leave this note. It’s always welcome.

    – Evelyn Laeschke

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your BEAUTIFUL image is being FEATURED in
    the group, “Wildflowers of North America!!”

  • I wish you a Happy new year 2013, lorilee, and Thank you so much for being featured.

    – Evelyn Laeschke

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 2 years ago

    Don’t forget to enter our Pretty In Pink Challenge

  • Thank you lorilee, see you there.

    – Evelyn Laeschke

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Thanks Larry, greatly appreciated!

    – Evelyn Laeschke

    Debra LINKEVICSalmost 2 years ago

    What a stunning looking flower and your image of it is superb.

  • Thanks Debra, your comment inspires me to go on photographing.

    – Evelyn Laeschke

  • Leslie-Ann
    Leslie-Annalmost 2 years ago

    Delightful flower with great detail and clarity Evelyn………………………………………………..Leslie

  • The milk thistle is a simple wildflower, but always beautiful to pictures of it. Thank you so much, Leslie-Ann.

    – Evelyn Laeschke

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you for taking the time to drop by and leave a message, Ray.

    – Evelyn Laeschke

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago


  • Thank you kalryder, I am glad you like the Carduus!

    – Evelyn Laeschke

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture! Congratulations on being Featured!!

  • Thank you, paintingsheep.!!!

    – Evelyn Laeschke

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 1 year ago

    Don’t forget to enter our All Prickles Challenge

  • lorilee, thank you so much for considering my Carduus marianus, have a wonderful weekend!

    – Evelyn Laeschke

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