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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.

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Scottish Thistle at Loch Tarff - South Loch Ness - Inverness Scotland ** i cant wait to get back**

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'Thistle' - As flores cor-de-violeta formam uma coroa sobre as maciças brácteas verdes. Dentro esconde uma iguaria: os agridoces corações de alcachofra de degustação.

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O flower of Scotland...Ah my dad made sure I knew I was of Scottish Heritage.....Miss you Dad!

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Summer 1995 we had two weeks' lovely holiday with our three daughters in Scotland and this thistle was blooming there everywhere beautifully <3

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

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from Mail Online

Secret Europe: Rural escapes to Portugal, Norway, Croatia and Sweden

Heather covers the banks of Sognefjord, Norway

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from Etsy

Scottish Thistle Charm Sterling Silver Oval Scotland National Flower

Scottish Thistle Charm Sterling Silver Oval Scotland National Flower. via Etsy.

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