Thistle (Carlina acaulis)

Thistle (Carlina acaulis)

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Caption: Stemless carline thistle (Carlina acaulis). This plant can be used to help forecast the weather. The dried flowers respond to the amount of humidity in the air and can be used as hygrometers. The flower closes at the approach of rain.

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