This photo of a perennial wild flower was taken during our Colorado vacation, near the summit of scenic Mt. Evans, in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. It is known by the Latin name of Cirsium scopulorum. It belongs to the family of Asteraceae also commonly known as Aster. Some common names include Frosty Ball, Alpine Thistle and Mountain Thistle. The foliage is a light to silvery green, culminating in a frosty ball of white, resulting in flowers that are woolly in appearance. The leaves are tipped with spines. These plants, growing in rocky soil at high altitudes, in the alpine and subalpine zones, can be found in mountainous areas of the western United States. Nature has sprinkled the landscape with small yellow flowers and various shades of green, adding color to this photograph. Medium size white rocks accent the white flowers.
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to view my entire collection of custom products. If you have any questions or need help with anything please feel free to contact me. Color Photography by DeborahLynne, using a digital camera, during the summer, in August of 2008.