Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Star Thistle, continued

I wrote about this plant last time and thought I would also post a photo.

Here is a close-up:

There is a strange beauty to it, don't you think?
Though, one must be careful to avoid the thorns...

I keep looking for positive attributes even as I spend hours attempting to eradicate it from my future garden area.

This week, I learned from Jen at Cloud Forest Institute that the honey from star thistle pollen is light-colored and quite good. Also, I noticed that the stalk is strong and has an interesting shape.

Perhaps this week, I will attempt to weave it into a basket.