Circium occidentalis -Venus thistle

Larval host to the California crescent, Mylitta crescent, the Painted Lady butterflies and native Moths. Supports pollinators including native bumble bees and hummingbirds.

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Stages of bloom

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Seedling

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Leaves
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Dried Seed head
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"Cobweb" of white filaments 

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