Most of the thistles we see as roadside or field plants are non-native.
This goes for Canada Thistle (as in the photo of goldfinch and
thistles), Bull Thistle, Star Thistle, and Scotch Thistle. As far as I
know, only the Scotch Thistle is actively sprayed for to prevent it from
spreading and becoming "common" as are Bull and Star thistles.
There are a bunch of thistles native to Central Washington such as
Indian Thistle, Wavy-leaved Thistle, Elk Thistle, Short-styled Thistle,
Weak Thistle and Hooker's Thistle (got that info from the CW Native
He is your friend, your partner, your defender,
your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last
beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy
of such devotion.
TFW Wildlife Biologist
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