Onopordon acanthium


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Noun1.Onopordon acanthium - biennial Eurasian white hairy thistle having pale purple flowersOnopordon acanthium - biennial Eurasian white hairy thistle having pale purple flowers; naturalized in North America
thistle - any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
genus Onopordon, genus Onopordum, Onopordon, Onopordum - a genus of Eurasian herbs of the family Compositae with prickly foliage and large purplish flowers
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Where do they get hold of the giant silver thistles, Onopordon acanthium - said to be the Scots thistle selected by King James V, even though it's not a Scottish native?
The vast Scotch thistle, Onopordon acanthium, is arguably one of the most statuesque plants available, but others may claim that the silvery spikes of the Cardoon are more impressive.
Overscaled plants, like six foot yellow verbascums, or the silvery thistle, Onopordon acanthium, give style and drama to small gardens.