As far as thistles go, this one looks nice. Can it be identified for me?
What a coincidence. I saw this same plant today, and also wondered if it was native, and therefore, a keeper.
Bull thistle, I believe, Cirsium vulgare.
Carduus acanthoides, spiny plumeless thistle?
Ack-it looks like we went from bad to worse.
no,ask any farmer they don't want any type thistle around