Melancholy Thistle

Melancholy Thistle

Observation - Melancholy Thistle. Description: A handsome tall non-prickly thistle. Likes damp conditions in hilly districts.Only found occasionally in my area (SW Scotland). The third photo was taken several years ago on 2nd July.I read that the melancholy name was due to its cheering-up appearanc

A handsome tall non-prickly thistle. Likes damp conditions in hilly districts.Only found occasionally in my area (SW Scotland). The third photo was taken several years ago on 2nd July.I read that the "melancholy" name was due to its cheering-up appearance!