Looking down into the vacant lot from the roof of the relative we were visiting in Neuruppin, we were all amazed to spot a breathtakingly enormous thistle plant towering in one corner. After doing some research, we decided it could be a Scotch thistle.
The lot belongs to the local branch of the Sparkasse bank. It is currently surrounded by a ‘community construction fence’ decorated with paintings by local people, but is slated to be built on soon.
But what will become of this impressive inhabitant of the empty lot, who drawfed us all with its spires of spiky leaves?
It will surely be even more impressive when it blooms with the purple blossoms common to thistles. We will be in touch with our relative to follow the story of this plant.