This thorny beastie (which to date, I have been unable to identify), living amongst the sand dunes of Lancashire, England, is a real beauty to behold …
… provided you stand well back that is, as this thistle’s spines are pretty vicious.
Today’s contribution to Tuesdays of Texture (de monte y mar).
5 thoughts on “Thorny Beast of the Dunes”
My oh my! What a plant 🙂
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A lovely, prickly picture. I think your thorny beastie is a sea holly, easier to recognise once in flower. I know it from shingle beaches in East Anglia.
Thanks Judith, it does have a holly leaf look about it. I will have to look out for the flowers next time I am in Lancashire.