Prickly Customers

Prickly Customers

Spear Thistle, Creeping Thistle and Marsh Thistle

Audio version of Thistles – P Madden Painted Lady (1) These three thistles bloom from high summer until autumn.  They are excellent for attracting a wide variety of insects because of their plentiful supplies of nectar.  Their seeds are eaten by birds, especially goldfinches.  They are also the foodplants of the Painted lady butterfly. (1)…