Dipsacus - weed with opposite leaves that form cups and have sharp spikes, if I'm not mistaken, this is called teasel. Grows EVERYWHERE around Middle Tennessee.

magnolia kobus

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arjuna-vallabha:  “Water lily, bothanical ilustration  ”

Water lily botanical illustration, medieval Italy by Ulisse Aldrovandi I love how strange and flat the leaves look. Not in any way realistic, but incredibly beautiful.