This beautiful yet lethal flower, the Scottish Thistle has some wonderful history.
A delightful, brief and humorous history is better explained here:
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up.”
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).