(1) It is a tall plant up to 3ft high and the flower head is just as prickly as a thistle .(2) In some instances symbols of national pride were also used, among them the English rose, Irish shamrock, and Scottish thistle .(3) The thistle at far right signifies the Scottish-born Stewart's ancestry, that plant being Scotland's national emblem.(4) The images of the Scottish thistle , the lion rampant, and the Saint Andrew's cross on the national flags come from that period.(5) The thistle is a biennial plant, and this one is in its first year, when it develops a deep taproot.(6) It attacks the thistle 's leaves and stem, forming orange-brown lumps called pustules.(7) The buttonholes worn by the groom and best man were made from an English rose and a Scottish thistle .(8) In appearance, artichoke looks a bit like a thistle , though it is a member of the daisy family.(9) Goldfinches enjoy eating the seeds of many meadow flowers including daisy, dandelion, and thistle .(10) Two years ago there were lovely flowers growing here and now, there's nothing but thistles and weeds.(11) The oil from the seeds of cotton thistles was extracted for fuel and knapweed, centaurea scabiosa, was believed to promote healing of bruises and wounds.(12) A large variety of shrubs have already been planted in the garden including thistles , dogrose, wild primulas and teasel.(13) In the winter, Chukars feed primarily on seeds, cheatgrass, and thistles , switching to insects and green leaves in the summer.(14) Reveling in the sheer variety of natural forms, the photographer renders with equal finesse the undulating curves of dahlia blossoms and the bristling spikes of thistles and cacti.(15) Sean, with his winning blond thistly spikes, seemed to be more the focal point, both vocally and visually than before, while Ben took on the role of backing vocals and threw some poses, which were mirrored by the crowd.(16) It's a dreich and miserable place, a landscape of abandoned fridges and cookers, a windswept, unkempt, thistly moor.