Scottish Thistle, Bull Thistle
Considered a weed in most of the USA, the Scottish Thistle is the national flower of Scotland. Most of the plant is edible although generally considered of poor quality. the root can be cooked and has a taste similar to Jerusalem Artichoke. Although the leaves and buds tend to have little edible after the thorns have been removed, the leaves can be eaten in salads after the thorns have been removed, and the flower buds can be eaten as small artichokes.
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