Cirsium undulatum – Plumed Thistle
Cirsium undulatum - Plumed Thistle

Cirsium undulatum – Plumed Thistle

At first glance, this might be mistaken for Texas Thistle, especially this particular specimen, which has the purplish-reddish blossom that is exceptionally similar to Texas Thistle Cirsium texanum.  Or rose-lavender, if you prefer those hues.  Actually, the Plumed Thistle more often has a more creamy-white color to its blossom, which I’ll post later.