Anyone recognise this flower?

  anchor 16:12 26 Nov 2009

This summer I took a picture of a Bumblebee feeding in a flower garden.

click here

Can anyone identify the name of flower?.

  dukeboxhero 16:17 26 Nov 2009

anchor it looks like a thistle .

  iambeavis 16:17 26 Nov 2009

Globe thistle?

  wiz-king 16:19 26 Nov 2009

Thistle, Chive, Teasle?

  iambeavis 16:24 26 Nov 2009

Echinops click here

  anchor 16:26 26 Nov 2009

Many thanks for your quick replies; it is indeed a Globe Thistle. "Googled" and found this picture which confirmed it.

click here

  dukeboxhero 16:29 26 Nov 2009

Think it might be this one
click here

  morddwyd 20:09 26 Nov 2009

That's the same picture as in X7-250's link, albeit cropped a bit.

While bees are much of a muchness, the blemishes on the leaves aren't.

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