sow-thistle


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Related to sow-thistle: Sonchus oleraceus
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sow-thistle

[ˈsaʊθɪsl] Ncerraja f
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"For example, alpine blue sow-thistle was thought to be restricted to two sites low down Lochnagar's north face, on the west side of the Black Spout couloir.
Longer grass, in areas protected from grazing, is inhabited by the Alpine bartsia (Bartsia alpina), and the Alpine sow-thistle (Cicerbita alpina), the latter being confined to the glens of Angus.
The poetic desolation described in stanzas one and three ("my careful singing brings no comfort" and "these desiccated words do not flow freely") is followed in stanza four by the thrilling discovery of "sow-thistle, bird-dung, inchworm, stonework, fountain." The actual texture and specificity of these heavily stressed words dramatically play off of the more 'ordinary' colorless language that surrounds the line.