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"And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.
And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day" (Genesis 1:31)
(Thistle, Bull - 01a) In this photo of the bull thistle, we can see a mature bract after the bloom has disappeared, and a smaller bract that is ready to send forth its flowery bloom. We can also see the winged stem with its small leaf-like projections, and the pinnate leaflets with their broad veins, which are even more pronounced from the underside and give the bull thistle its scientific name, Cirsium, which comes from the Greek word cirsos, meaning "swollen vein."
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