Bad hair day, or what? I didn't know that nature had some of them too! I never took the time to study these flowers until now, but they are actually very captivating. They have the softness of cotton as well as hard spiky stems which may cause you pain while picking them. I'm quite fascinated by their "hair"so I took the chance of getting thorns in my fingers, which I did, and picked some. Most people don't think dead flowers are pretty, but I think there is beauty everywhere, even in a faded thistle.