Shug (Margaret Avery) in “The Color Purple” stated it most eloquently: “I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don’t notice it.”
Shades of night and shadow cast upon lingering light entomb the presence of hues too vivid to describe, too deep to comprehend, too exquisite to ignore. Mine eyes have yet to consume a thing more luxurious and divine as that which nature paints purple.
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 Silverleaf nightshade (a.k.a. purple nightshade or white horsenettle; Solanum elaeagnifolium)
 Musk thistle (a.k.a. nodding thistle; Carduus nutans)
 Plumed thistle (a.k.a. spear thistle, bull thistle or roadside thistle; Cirsium vulgare)