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Kentlands Photowalk: Thistle IMG 4601

Kentlands Photowalk: Thistle IMG 4601

 

Taking photowalks through our Kentlands community in Gaithersburg, Maryland is a good way to get a little exercise and to relax while photographing flowers and plants. Some would classify thistle as an annoying weed but if you look closely, you can enjoy the beauty of this small gift of nature.

 

Subhash Sharma This weed flower known as Bull thistle (English) Scottish, or Scotch thistle while a nuisance for the farmer has some edible & medicinal uses. Its edible parts include flowers leaves, oil, root, seed and stem. Its cooked root tastes somewhat like a Jerusalem artichoke, 
but not as nice as it has a rather bland flavour and is best used mixed with other vegetables. The root can also be dried and stored for later use as it is rich in inulin, a starch that cannot be digested by humans. Young leaves can be soaked overnight in salt water and then cooked and eaten. They can be used in salads.

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend from India. He now lives in Ireland and frequently comments on my photographs.

 

Thistle, Kentlands Photowalk, Photograph by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thistle, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 4601
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/160 sec., ISO-250, 30 mm, No Flash

Photograph by Roy Kelley

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates

 

Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

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