[The Thistles of the Columbia River Gorge]

Bull Thistle, Common Thistle

Cirsium vulgare

The photo above shows a close-up of an upper stem leaf and flower head of bull thistle as seen along the road to Bird Creek Meadows................August 8, 2004.

The photo above shows bull thistle as seen along the road to Bird Creek Meadows................August 8, 2004.

The photo above shows a close-up of a stem leaf of bull thistle as seen along the road to Bird Creek Meadows................August 8, 2004.

Paul Slichter