Another huge thistle with very large heads of purple flowers above purple, pointed strappy bracts. Grey Green foliage of a Cotton Thistle. Very spiny winged stems.
No interactions present.
I have changed my opinion on this posting because I now believe that O. cynarocephalum is only likely to be found at the Western end of Mediterranean.
Lat/Lng: 45.0905, 14.4344
Growing on a roadside verge