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Common golden thistle, cardillo

Scolymus hispanicus

Description:

Biennial plant that can grow up to 2 m. high. With yellow flowers and thorny leaves. It is widely used as food in Spain. Also in medicine as diuretic.

Habitat:

Spotted at an evergreen oak and pine tree forest. Dehesa de Valdelatas

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/400 sec.; f/22; ISO Speed Rating: 3600. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired. DSC_3008, 3006

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.54, Long: -3.69

Spotted on Jul 6, 2018
Submitted on Nov 7, 2018

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