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Common Golden Thistle, cardillo

Scolymus hispanicus


Also known as Spanish Oyster Thistle. It is a herbaceous biennial or short-lived perennial plant growing to 80 cm tall, with spiny stems and leaves. The flowerheads are bright yellow to orange-yellow, 2–3 cm diameter.


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Very popular in almost every province of Spain, where it's usually eaten in stews during Spring time. It's also used in salads, soups and with scrambled eggs in Andalusia, Spain, where it is called "tagarnina".

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Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jun 25, 2012
Submitted on Jul 10, 2012

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