Burdock, Thistle, Devil’s Uncle Or What….


If you did not meet him live,  it’s  probably hard to believe –  but he rightfully carries his fascinating name – ( stings like hell…)  In Croatia we call it Devil’s Uncle. In Latin it is known as Eryngium Amethystinum. According to me it is one of the most beautiful and interesting flowers ever. Maybe I have a weird taste but this kind of flower begun to fascinate me already when I was a child.  What I’ve learned much later was that  thistle has been the national emblem of Scotland since 1249 and was used on silver coins issued by James III in 1470. Aside from all that –  I think it’s a treat to see it in a field, somewhere beside the ditch or in the middle of a meadow.

The photos above are taken during my latest dates with some of  these lovely gentlemen. 🙂


© Eclipse 2013

~ by Eclipse on July 15, 2013.

3 Responses to “Burdock, Thistle, Devil’s Uncle Or What….”

  1. Ahhhh sticky buds, thistles 🙂
    We used to throw these at each
    other when a lot younger…

    No not last week 😉 Cheeky lol 🙂

    Lovely photographs my dear friend 🙂

    Andro xxxx

  2. arrh now there in is the beauty and the beast all rolled into one.. And I too happen to love the Thistle 🙂

  3. So beautiful … and so hated and hunted in my country … like so many other beautiful and hated things/ people here … still going on big time on the reserves of the First Nation People … I put a post up for them … don’t know, whether you noticed … Pow Wow Time is in full swing …. so lovely to hear from you, Eclipse … never forget about me, Eh … I know I won’t …. ever … Love, cat. (http://catsruledogsdroole.blogspot.com/)

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