Green Way Up There!

I was looking at the maple tree across the road and noticed a bit of green way up on the trunk in a very odd spot. Fall foliage is past and maples were red, not green, or completely grey and barren rather, this time of year. On closer inspection I saw a…

…Thistle growing in a tree!

How bizzare. There is a thistle plant growing in the tree. A thistle seed must have blown up and settled in the wrinkles of the maple tree’s bark where some dirt had gotten. It looks amazingly healthy. This is a first year growth. We’ll see if it survives the winter and flowers next year.

Outdoors: 65°F/43°F Partially Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 69°F/67°F

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8 Responses to Green Way Up There!

  1. Susan Lea says:

    That is totally bizarre! I guess you’ll know it survived the winter when you hear the wind thistling through the branches next year! :)

  2. We had a raspberry bush growing out of the crotch of a maple tree. Life is so opportunistic!

  3. Pablo says:

    My neighbor has a cedar tree growing out of an oak in his yard.

  4. Josh says:

    The thistle is mostly group of family Asteraceae and also one of a flowering plants. I just got amaze that even in trees they are growing.. :D

  5. Farmerbob1 says:

    This’ll probably not get an answer due to the horrible pun, but how did your thistle-maple fare? Did you notice it again?

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