Sow-thistle?

Sow-thistle?

Observation - Sow-thistle? - UK and Ireland. Description: About 1.5m, in coarse vegetation on the path side. Insets show lower stem glabrous, with a single pu

About 1.5m, in coarse vegetation on the path side. Insets show lower stem glabrous, with a single purple line; leaves spiny, clasping the stem; upper stem hirsute.