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Common golden thistle, cardillo

Scolymus hispanicus


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.


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


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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