So me and the boy Whisky, are back in Wales.
The first 'Thistle' we met was one of his brothers.
Plenty of other thistles to see this morning though; the prickly kind.
This first one really lives up to its name, with some viscous spear like spikes.
A common plant of pastures, rough grassland, roadsides and waste ground.
Also comes in white.
The final one, is also very common and can be found in similar areas to the previous two.
Notice there are no spikes on the stems of this thistle.
Still hurts to touch them though.