[The Parsley Family on Mt. Adams]

Oregon Coyote-thistle

Eryngium petiolatum

The photo above shows a close-up of a bristly leaf and the equally bristly inflorescence of Oregon coyote-thistle as seen at Conboy Lake NWR....................July 16, 2008.

The photo above shows the inflorescence of Oregon coyote-thistle as seen at Conboy Lake NWR....................July 31, 2008. Note the mass of tiny white flowers crowded together between the sharp bracts.

The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of Oregon coyote-thistle as seen at Conboy Lake NWR....................July 16, 2008.

The photo above shows a close-up of the developing inflorescence of Oregon coyote-thistle as seen at Conboy NWR at the southeastern edge of Mt. Adams......................July 2, 2006.

The photo above shows another close-up view of the tiny, massed flowers within the inflorescence of Oregon coyote-thistle as seen at Conboy Lake NWR......................July 31, 2008.

The photo above shows a close-up of a leaf of subtending the developing inflorescence of Oregon coyote-thistle as seen at Conboy NWR at the southeastern edge of Mt. Adams......................July 2, 2006.

The photo above shows a lower stem leaf of Oregon coyote-thistle......................July 2, 2006. Note the spinulose teeth along the leaf margin and the glaucous surface to the blade.

Coyote thistle as seen at Conboy NWR.................July 9, 2006.

The photo above shows Oregon coyote-thistle as seen at Conboy Lake NWR....................July 16, 2008. As can be seen, the plant is covered and protected by numerous sharp bristles.

Paul Slichter