For the record, though, fuck star thistle.
We don’t get star thistle down here BUT we get these little tiny ground cover bastards, like TINY green plants that hide in with clover or chamomile plants- they got these TEEENY TEENY purple or yellow flowers then off to the side, these fucking CLUSTERS OF HALF INCH LONG SPIKES
that shit HURTS
step on them EVERY DAMN TIME in the spring
Yeah, I’m from Northern California, where star thistle (and Himalayan blackberry, funnily enough) is the reigning noxious weed. It spreads like wildfire, fuels the shit out of same, is injurious to animals who try to eat it, and is ungodly fucking ugly.
Alos dslkjlgjf I THINK I KNOW THE PLANT THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. I don’t recall its name but I know I’ve driven those spikes into my feet on more than one occasion.
AUGH I THINK I KNOW THAT PURPLE ONE!
Where like, the seedpods are this cluster of 5 or 6 spikes, but ohhh no, you don’t realize how sharp they are until they dry the hell out. When they’re still green it just looks almost like a dandelion bud? With the points all closed and the bottom rounded?
Augh I wish I could find a picture of it so I could figure out what the hell it was called.
YEP THAT’S IT
That’s exactly the motherfucker I’m thinking of.
trying to draw that damn thing from memory since I can’t find a pic of it but it’s like the whole plant covers like 2-3 pennies wide on the ground and then FUCKING SPIKES
That drawing looks like erodium botrys to me, long-beaked storksbill. Low-ground-cover type plant, tiny purple flowers, ‘scissor’ spike seed pods? /shrugs
Is that the stuff? Or maybe you mean a different one? Personally I always liked storksbill.