Tateyama thistles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was an alpine thistle sighted on the Tateyama alpine scrubland of the Northern Alps. Compare it with the common variety of thistle below.

Kitsune-no-amami

Kitsune-no-amami

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circium japonicum also known as  Daji in Japanese. Wayside thistle.

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