These always look to me as if they are exotic plants and should not be growing in this part of the world, but here they are! This humble, prickly plant is the official flower of Scotland but there are many varieties of thistle and no one seems to know for sure which one is the actual symbol representing that country. The Spear is among the contenders, along with the Musk thistle. But it might also be one of the others, such as the Melancholy Thistle or Cotton or Our Lady’s Thistle. We are not in Scotland, so it matters not to us, as long as this unusual flower brings a bit of interest or a smile to your day. View all posts on the Home page. A Flower a Day #450
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The monthly and full Flower a Day Galleries with current content are below. Each day a new photo will be added. With today’s post there are now 450 to view on the project.