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Golden Thistle by Althytrion Golden Thistle by Althytrion
Full size view, please! :D

Carlina vulgaris, the Common Carline Thistle, is a very beautiful thistle native to continental Europe and Asia. In most cases it grows on dry limestone soils, especially in Southern Germany and the Alpine region. :)

Its German name is Golddistel (Gold Thistle), or Kleine Eberwurz (literally 'Lesser Boar Root' ). Together with its sister species, the Silberdistel (Silver Thistle, Carlina acaulis), they are famous for indicating the weather - since the flowers react on the humidity of the air. ;) Both species of Carline Thistles are quite often collected as a souvenir.
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HA91 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It's so shiny :omg:
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
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Thankies! :thanks:
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wytrvn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
This reminds me of a sunflower...
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mystumpf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful this flower!
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erene Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Awesome capture. Amazing detail and lighting!
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keshae Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
This is gorgeous and so graceful! It looks like the dying cousin of the sunflower, but packed with plenty of interesting features. Thanks for sharing once again.
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Deliciaa Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Your excellent work has been featured in my recent journal [link] :rose:
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
Thank you very much, Mia! :blowkiss:
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Professional Artist
:clap:
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
:bow:
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