Thistle, common throughout the highlands, islands and lowlands of Scotland, the prickly purple thistle has been Scotland's NATIONAL EMBLEM for centuries. This proud and regal plant, which grows to a height of five feet, has no natural enemies because of the vicious spines that cover and protect it like a porcupine.

Thistle, common throughout the highlands, islands and lowlands of Scotland, the prickly purple thistle has been Scotland's NATIONAL EMBLEM for centuries. This proud and regal plant, which grows to a height of five feet, has no natural enemies because of the vicious spines that cover and protect it like a porcupine.

thistle | Scottish Spear Thistle . Cirsium vulgare

thistle | Scottish Spear Thistle . Cirsium vulgare

Chardon (Thistle)  designs by M.P. Verneuil and J. Milesi ( circa 1896). From ‘Plante et ses Applications Ornementales.

Chardon (Thistle) designs by M.P. Verneuil and J. Milesi ( circa 1896). From ‘Plante et ses Applications Ornementales.

Pinterest
Buscar