Gone With the Wind – Russian Thistle
Thistle is a great rescue plant for desertified ranges. Quail love thistle seeds and the bugs it hosts, and many wild and domestic animals use it when it is young and tender.
NOTE: This article appeared in the June 2017 edition of Texas Wildlife Magazine. The article is posted with the permission of TWA.
Thistle and Keyline: Here is why we value Russian Thistle.