Pictures: Thistle(s)

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"Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the family Asteraceae (Compositae)." More details at Wikipedia and Ontario Wildflowers: Thistles Group.

Theophilus Thistle Tongue Twister
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Thistle Flower

 

Thistle Flower

 

Thistle Flower

 

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