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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thistle

The thistle has been the national emblem of Scotland since the reign of Alexander III (1249–1286) and was used on silver coins ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onopordum_acanthium

Onopordum acanthium (cotton thistle, Scotch thistle) is a flowering plant in the family .... Other names include Scots thistle or Scottish thistle, heraldic thistle and  ...

www.visitscotland.com/about/uniquely-scottish/thistle

Find detailed information on Scotland's national emblem, the thistle, and the legend behind why it's been adopted so proudly by the Scottish people.

www.scottish-at-heart.com/scottish-thistle.html

The Scottish thistle is beautiful, fierce and robust - the perfect emblem for a country of stunning landscapes, turbulent history and resilient people.

www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/The-Thistle-National-Emblem-of-Scotland

Common throughout the highlands, islands and lowlands of Scotland, the prickly purple thistle has been Scotland's national emblem for centuries. This proud ...

www.scotshistoryonline.co.uk/thistle/thistle.html

Apr 4, 2009 ... The Story or legend Behind the Scottish Thistle the national emblem of Scotland.

www.emmitsburg.net/gardens/articles/frederick/2008/scottish_thistle.htm

Beware the Beloved Scottish Thistle. Lee Royer Frederick County Master Gardener. Scotophiles everywhere adore their native thistle. Scottish children learn the ...

www.scotclans.com/scotland/scottish-myths/symbolic-scotland/thistle

The Scottish thistle is said to be the oldest national flower on record, the legend of how this proud and regal plant became a national emblem goes back many ...

www.scotsman.com/news/why-is-the-thistle-the-national-emblem-of-scotland-1-4193269

Aug 3, 2016 ... There are around 20 species of thistle in the UK with the three most common in Scotland being the creeping thistle, marsh thistle and spear ...