Two Bumbles on a Thistle Two Bumbles on a Thistle Late summer in the Rockies. There were as many as five on a single flower that day. More of these shots later. Rate this photo Author: TheBeeGuy Just a guy with some cameras. View all posts by TheBeeGuy
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Sometimes the bumbles don’t wear their brightest furry outfits and the flower steals the picture. At least for me this flower did! Can the purple on that bloom get anymore beautiful?!
Only because the flower is nodding, could it be Caruus nutans? It’s a pretty unmistakable invasive. If you google it, you will probably know right away if it is this or not.
Yes, Carduus nutans.
It is pretty obnoxious, all over the intermountain west now.
Still though, the purple is outstanding and the critters are all over it!