Prickly purple

Published August 9, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

I don’t know what type of plant this is, but I resist the inclination to put it into the “weed” category because of its beautiful features. Afternoon hike on Trail 10, Anacortes Community Forest Lands. (Note: Plant is “Common Teasel,” an invasive plant native to Europe.)

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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