Saturday, January 2, 2010

Welcome to Pink Saturday 2010

Cardo es el nombre común de un grupo de plantas con flores que se caracteriza por las hojas con agudas espinas en los márgenes, principalmente en la familia Asteraceae. Espinas que a menudo se producen en toda la planta. Se trata de una adaptación que protege la planta contra los animales herbívoros, y los desalienta de la alimentación de la planta. Tiene hermosas flores rosas
Thistle
is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the family Asteraceae. Prickles often occur all over the plant - on surfaces such as those of the stem and flat parts of leaves. These are an adaptation that protects the plant against herbivorous animals, discouraging them from feeding on the plant. Typically, an involucre with a clasping shape of a cup or urn subtends each of a thistle's flowerheads.(synonym: Cardueae).
It has beautiful pink flowers.
Today is Pink Saturday and Bev from
How Sweet The Sound is hosting, stop by her place to see lots of wonderful Pink posts.
Happy pink new year!
Marina

18 comments:

  1. Hello Marina!
    It's amazing that a flower so pretty can really ouch!
    Happy Pink Saturday, lovely post.

    Sissie

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  2. Happy Pink Sat., Marina. We found a thistle right in the middle of our flower bed last summer. . . just one and it was huge. They are stubborn. . and don't want to give up their spot amongst the other flowers easily!

    Dana

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  3. They are mean to the touch, but do have lovely little flowers. Yours are very pretty.

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  4. Such a lovely pink flower Marina,
    Happy New Year and Happy Pink Saturday,
    Karen

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  5. I love the thistle flowers!! I know some people who eat the bulb or whatever it is in salad with vinegar. Happy pink week and Happy New Year!!

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  6. Happy pink Saturday Marina...
    Hope you are having a wonderful start to the New Year. Love the thistles, aren't they just beautiful and so pink. Such a beautiful photo you have taken. I just love it.

    Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

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  7. Marina, these are so pretty. It is so interesting how nature provides a way for all things.

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year.

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  8. Felíz año nuevo Marina!
    Que este sea un año en que tus sueños se hagan realidad :)
    Un abrazo
    Silvana
    Morocha

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  9. This reminds me of summer! It is so cold and wet and rainy here. it was a wonderful pink interlude from winter. happy Pink Saturday and have a loveleigh weekend!

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  10. Hello, Marina!
    Although we have all been busy with the holidays, isn't it nice to get back to our blogs?
    Happy New Year!

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  11. Happy New Year from our house to your house. Your Pink thistle is lovely.
    Joyce, IL, USA

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  12. Marina que tengas un feliz año y sigas regalándonos tu compañia en el 2010. Una admiradora que te quiere mucho.

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  13. Pretty! Makes me wish for a little less snow and a little more summer. :)

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  14. FELIZ AÑO MARINA!!! POR MUCHOS AÑOS ROSAS!!! BESOS Y CARIÑOS A LA FLIA, RO

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  15. Feliz año para ti tambièn, y que sea muy, muy rosa!!!
    Cariños,
    Maria Cecilia

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  16. Lovely photo of the pink thistle. Very interesting plant.

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  17. I love the picture of the pink thistel flower. It is a very interesting plant and so hardy.

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Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to comment on my blog!
Marina