Common Golden Thistle

 Common Golden Thistle

Observation - Common Golden Thistle - Global. Description: Very Spiny grey/green foliage and beautiful yellow flowers. Spotted on sand dunes near the coast. I think it is hispanicus not maculatus which has white edged stems?

Very Spiny grey/green foliage and beautiful yellow flowers. Spotted on sand dunes near the coast. I think it is hispanicus not maculatus which has white edged stems?