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What is this?

Posted by GeoffHandley Shropshire, UK (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 9, 05 at 16:19

Photographed on holiday, from an unusual angle.

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RE: What is this?

  • Posted by Herb Victoria, B.C. (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 10, 05 at 13:39

Something in the Onion family? Chive maybe?

RE: What is this?

No, a clue
I photographed it while on holiday in Scotland.

RE: What is this?

Pretty pic, Geoff!

Cirsium vulgare, Scottish Thistle


RE: What is this?

Rosemarie you might be right. i might need some help here. Is it Scottish thistle or Spear thistle? Impressive plant that we don't seem to have round here. Good enough to have in the garden.

Also very popular with the bees

RE: What is this?

That's a Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare). Scots Thistle (Onopordum acanthium) has silvery leaves and is much taller.

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