Texas Thistle in Bloom

Texas Thistle in bloom! I found this one lone plant along the boardwalk. Thistles are members of the sunflower family and are native to North America. This species is a good nectar source for pollinators, especially bumblebees. When the flowers are mature the seeds will become food for birds, including Goldfinches that eat the seeds and use the silky fluff of ripened seeds to line their nests. This species should be on the increase this spring and summer! #DoctorBot #LakeKirby

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