What’s in a (common) name?


I know we “did” thistles the other day, but I ran into this picture from a year ago today when a select group of us went to Seney on a picnic and photography excursion.

The Botanist, if I remember right, said this was an introduced species, and he called it a Russian thistle. When I google that phrase, the search is dominated by tumbleweed entries—apparently that’s another common name. But that doesn’t mean The Botanist wasn’t right!