nodding thistle


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Noun1.nodding thistle - Eurasian perennial naturalized in eastern North America having very spiny white cottony foliage and nodding musky crimson flower headsnodding thistle - Eurasian perennial naturalized in eastern North America having very spiny white cottony foliage and nodding musky crimson flower heads; valuable source of nectar
thistle - any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
Carduus, genus Carduus - genus of annual or perennial Old World prickly thistles
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This bar--a blend of olive, coconut, and castor oils--boasts red Moroccan clay and is topped with wild rose petals and nodding thistle. $14, drylandwilds.com
A number of "weeds" will attract butterflies: milkweed, Nodding thistle, goldenrod, clover and nettles.
I would also like to find a very large flowered strain of Pasture thistle (Cirsium Pumilum), with near-white flowers over three inches wide, spiny leaves, and fuzzy stems; Tall thistle (Cirsium Altissiumum) with smooth "elm tree" wide leaves; and Nodding thistle (Carduus Nutans).