Thistle

We see lots of these Musk Thistle plants on the hillsides around San Diego.

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The blossoms are very pretty, aren’t they?

The plant, however, isn’t quite as attractive….

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Did you know that a rather tasty vegetable is a member of the thistle family too?

Any guesses ??

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Did you guess an artichoke?

Served an artichoke for dinner last night in the interest of research.

And in this house, artichokes MUST be accompanied by melted butter…

But that’s okay since it is classified as a vegetable….it’s healthy!

….right?

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“These things are just plain annoying. After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual “food” out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps. Have the shrimp cocktail instead.” Miss Piggy

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