Cirsium arvense is a plant native to Eurasia, today being widespread all over the world. It is an invasive species, and is often considered a weed. In some regions, it’s used by the folk medicine. Infusion made from the top of the plant, harvested in the period when it blooms, is known for its astringent, hepatic, diuretic and emetic properties.
The picture was created with a Nikon D40X camera and Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D AF lens, using the following settings: focal length – 50 mm, exposure time – 1/320 sec, ISO – 100, lens aperture – F/4,5.