Thistles and sea thistles are my favourite flower. There lovely purple colour and strong architectural shape add depth and structure to boarders.

The Thistle of Scotland, alongside tartan the thistle is perhaps the most identifiable symbol of all things Scottish. The prickly-leaved, pink or purple-flowered thistle is the emblem of the Scottish nation.

The National Flowers of Europe. I could get one for every country I've traveled to

The National Flowers of Europe #Infographic

Of all the official national symbols that countries choose, flowers are the most beautiful! When a country chooses a national flower, they are choo.

Scottish Thistle. my ex was from there and called me his wee thistle, small and prickly LOL Bout right!

my ex was from there and called me his wee thistle, small and prickly LOL Bout right!

O Flower of Scotland When will we see Your like again That fought and died for Your wee bit hill and glen And stood against him Proud Edward's army And sent him homeward Tae think again...

O flower of Scotland.Ah my dad made sure I knew I was of Scottish Heritage.such a beautiful photo of this Scottish Thistle.

アザミ (薊)  Thistle  (Scotland's National Flower)

アザミ (薊) Thistle (Scotland's National Flower)

Ornamental Thistle アザミ (薊)  Thistle  (Scotland's National Flower)

Ornamental Thistle アザミ (薊) Thistle (Scotland's National Flower)

The New Forest is an area of southern England which includes one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest. It covers south-west Hampshire and extends into south-east Wiltshire and towards east Dorset.

New Forest, Hampshire, England. The New Forest is an area of southern England which includes one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland, and forest in the heavily populated south east of England.

Hedgerow with Grasses and Flowers by Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley National Galleries of Scotland Date painted: c.1962–1963 Gouache & oil on paper, 37.5 x 33 cm

Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley: Hedgerow with Grasses and Flowers mark making / natural subject matter / composition

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, ---Onopordum acanthium (Cotton thistle, Scotch thistle) is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae---WIKI

Fairy Glen Betws-y-Coed, where Conwy dreams in secret nook

Travel - The Fairy Glen - A gorge on the Conwy River, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, UK

Handmade Scottish Thistle Snap Hair Clips Scotland National Flower  | celtique_creations - Accessories on ArtFire

Handmade Scottish Thistle Snap Hair Clips Scotland National Flower

Handmade Scottish Thistle Snap Hair Clips Scotland National Flower - Accessories on ArtFire

Scottish Thistle 1950s Vintage Highball Glasses 2 Purple & Gold Fòghnan Bar Tumblers Gregory Duncan Cluaran Scotland National Flower Barware by LightlySaucedRetro on Etsy

Scottish Thistle 1950s Vintage Highball Glasses 2 Purple & Gold Fòghnan Bar Tumblers Gregory Duncan Cluaran Scotland National Flower Barware

Scottish Thistle Vintage Highball Glasses 2 Purple & Gold Fòghnan Bar Tumblers Gregory Duncan Cluaran Scotland National Flower Barware by LightlySaucedRetro on Etsy

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