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Thistle Collection

"Emblem of Scotland: The Majestic Thistle and its Many Faces" The thistle, a symbol deeply rooted in Scottish heritage, has captivated hearts for centuries

Background imageThistle Collection: Sea holly (Eryngium sp. )

Sea holly (Eryngium sp. )
Sea holly (Eryngium sp.) flower heads. Each blue blob is an individual flower. This perennial herb belongs to the family Umbelliferae, which includes 200 species. It is indigenous to southern Europe

Background imageThistle Collection: Thistle, Milk Thistle, Musk Thistle, Scotland, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Thistle, Milk Thistle, Musk Thistle, Scotland, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Thistle, Milk Thistle, Musk Thistle, Victorian Botanical Illustration Victorian Botanical Illustration

Background imageThistle Collection: Flag of the Scottish Covenanters

Flag of the Scottish Covenanters
The Flag of the Scottish Covenanters. They were Presbyterians sworn to defend their religion, part of a Protestant effort to seize power in Scotland against the English

Background imageThistle Collection: Thistle, Milk Thistle, Musk Thistle, Scotland, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Thistle, Milk Thistle, Musk Thistle, Scotland, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Thistle, Milk Thistle, Musk Thistle, Victorian Botanical Illustration Victorian Botanical Illustration

Background imageThistle Collection: Close-up of a Scottish thistle flower

Close-up of a Scottish thistle flower

Background imageThistle Collection: Leven Thistle Golf Club and Scoonie Burn, Scotland

Leven Thistle Golf Club and Scoonie Burn, Scotland
The Scoonie Burn, crossing the Leven Thistle Golf Club (founded i 1867), Leven, the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageThistle Collection: Great Orders of Knighthood and other high decorations

Great Orders of Knighthood and other high decorations
Insignia of the chief orders following in importance that of the Garter. The ribbons are represented by the backgrounds, except in the Order of Merit, and that of the Companions of Honour. Date: 1937

Background imageThistle Collection: Tudor roses, thistles and shamrock (w / c & pencil on paper)

Tudor roses, thistles and shamrock (w / c & pencil on paper)
STC255097 Tudor roses, thistles and shamrock (w/c & pencil on paper) by Voysey, Charles Francis Annesley (1857-1941); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageThistle Collection: Canada thistle botanical engraving 1843

Canada thistle botanical engraving 1843
A Flora of the State of New York by John Torrey Vol. 1 - Carroll and Cook Printers Albany, NY 1843

Background imageThistle Collection: Partick Thistle FC football team 1934-1935

Partick Thistle FC football team 1934-1935. Back row: Calderwood (Captain), Cummings, Johnstone, Elliot, Sutherland, M Leod. Front row: Regan, M Kennan, Wylie, Hastie, M Lennan. Date: 1934-1935

Background imageThistle Collection: Annas Hummingbird, Calypte anna, female in flight feeding on Thistle, Paradise

Annas Hummingbird, Calypte anna, female in flight feeding on Thistle, Paradise, Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, USA, August

Background imageThistle Collection: Scottish Toast 1893

Scottish Toast 1893
Scotsmen make a toast with thistle shaped glasses full of John Robertson & Sons whisky Date: 1893

Background imageThistle Collection: Goldfinch - feeding on thistle seeds, Lower Saxony, Germany

Goldfinch - feeding on thistle seeds, Lower Saxony, Germany
USH-4118 Goldfinch - feeding on thistle seeds Lower Saxony, Germany Carduelis carduelis Duncan Usher Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageThistle Collection: Illustration of English rose, Welsh leek, daffodil, Scottish thistle and Irish shamrock or clover

Illustration of English rose, Welsh leek, daffodil, Scottish thistle and Irish shamrock or clover

Background imageThistle Collection: Silybum marianum, milk thistle

Silybum marianum, milk thistle
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London. Entitled Chardon Marie

Background imageThistle Collection: Cardoon / Artichoke Thistle

Cardoon / Artichoke Thistle
APP-2042 Cardoon / Artichoke Thistle Cynara cardunculus Allen Paterson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageThistle Collection: Comic postcard, Scotsman with whisky barrel bagpipes

Comic postcard, Scotsman with whisky barrel bagpipes. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageThistle Collection: Thistle

Thistle, Onopordum acanthium. Scotch or Cotton thistle single flower stem with spiny leaves, base of flower and bracts

Background imageThistle Collection: Thistle botanical study

Thistle botanical study.. Lithograph with pochoir (stencil) handcoloring from Eugene Grassets Plants and their Application to Ornament, Paris, 1897

Background imageThistle Collection: Honey Bee Apis mellifera on thistle Norfolk summer

Honey Bee Apis mellifera on thistle Norfolk summer

Background imageThistle Collection: The Thistle - Yacht of H. I. M. Empress Eugenie

The Thistle - Yacht of H. I. M. Empress Eugenie
The Thistle - Yacht of Her Imperial Majesty Empress Eugenie, the wife of Napoleon III Date: circa 1903

Background imageThistle Collection: Cultural landscape at John Day River - USA, Oregon, Wheeler, John Day River, Kimberly

Cultural landscape at John Day River - USA, Oregon, Wheeler, John Day River, Kimberly, near

Background imageThistle Collection: Thistle flower fairy, Carduus nutans

Thistle flower fairy, Carduus nutans.. Handcolored steel engraving by C. Geoffrois after an illustration by Jean Ignace Isidore Grandville from Les Fleurs Animees, Flower Fairies, Paris

Background imageThistle Collection: The America Cup Challenger, Launch of 'Shamrock II'at Dumbarton, 20 April (b / w photo)

The America Cup Challenger, Launch of "Shamrock II"at Dumbarton, 20 April (b / w photo)
1593608 The America Cup Challenger, Launch of " Shamrock II" at Dumbarton, 20 April (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageThistle Collection: Spear thistle, Cirsium vulgare

Spear thistle, Cirsium vulgare (Carduus lanceolatus). Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1793

Background imageThistle Collection: Thistle species

Thistle species
Showy Mexican scarlet thistle, Erythrolaena conspicua, Arabian cotton thistle, Onopordum arabicum, and blue-flowered carthamus, Carthamus caeruleus

Background imageThistle Collection: The seven King Edwards (colour litho)

The seven King Edwards (colour litho)
3103921 The seven King Edwards (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The seven King Edwards)

Background imageThistle Collection: Illustration by Arthur RACKHAM (1867-1939) for The Dream of a Summer Night by William

Illustration by Arthur RACKHAM (1867-1939) for The Dream of a Summer Night by William
GIA4708805 Illustration by Arthur RACKHAM (1867-1939) for The Dream of a Summer Night by William SHAKESPEARE, 1908 (A Midsummer Nights Dream) by Rackham

Background imageThistle Collection: White-tailed deer buck frosty winter morning

White-tailed deer buck frosty winter morning

Background imageThistle Collection: The Scotch Thistle, 1899

The Scotch Thistle, 1899. A print from The Magazine of Art, Cassell and Company, Limited, 1899

Background imageThistle Collection: AUDUBON: GOLDFINCH. American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis), from John James Audubons The Birds of

AUDUBON: GOLDFINCH. American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis), from John James Audubons The Birds of America, 1827-1838

Background imageThistle Collection: Woolly Thistle (Cirsium eriophorum), in flower, on limestone

Woolly Thistle (Cirsium eriophorum), in flower, on limestone
ROG-13134 Woolly Thistle - in flower, on limestone Cirsium eriophorum Bob Gibbons Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageThistle Collection: Music cover with Scottish harpist

Music cover with Scottish harpist
An unidentified music cover depicting a female Scottish harpist wearing a tartan shawl and medieval costume. The emblem at the top contains the Latin words, Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

Background imageThistle Collection: Alice & Puppy

Alice & Puppy
Alice (shrunk) with the puppy

Background imageThistle Collection: Beggar with two crutches, 1632. Creator: Jan Georg van Vliet

Beggar with two crutches, 1632. Creator: Jan Georg van Vliet
Beggar with two crutches, 1632. A beggar, seen from behind, moves, in what looks like a painful fashion, with the aid of two wooden crutches

Background imageThistle Collection: Syrian Thistle

Syrian Thistle
Tal Paz-Fridman

Background imageThistle Collection: Selection of wildflowers against white background, including Thistle (Cirsium)

Selection of wildflowers against white background, including Thistle (Cirsium), Common rockrose (Helianthemum chamaecistus)

Background imageThistle Collection: USA, Colorado. Butterfly

USA, Colorado. Butterfly

Background imageThistle Collection: The onopordum acanthium or Scottish thistle is seen growing in Finsbury Park in London

The onopordum acanthium or Scottish thistle is seen growing in Finsbury Park in London, June 15, 2014. The Scottish thistle is the national symbol of Scotland

Background imageThistle Collection: Spear thistle, Cirsium lanceolatum scop

Spear thistle, Cirsium lanceolatum scop
5855767 Spear thistle, Cirsium lanceolatum scop.; (add.info.: Spear thistle, Cirsium lanceolatum scop. Chromolithograph from Carl Lindman's "Bilder ur Nordens Flora")

Background imageThistle Collection: A bonnie Hieland Laddie (colour litho)

A bonnie Hieland Laddie (colour litho)
8635592 A bonnie Hieland Laddie (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A bonnie Hieland Laddie. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageThistle Collection: Meadow thistle, Cirsium dissectum (Carduus pratensis)

Meadow thistle, Cirsium dissectum (Carduus pratensis)
FLO4697151 Meadow thistle, Cirsium dissectum (Carduus pratensis).; (add.info.: Meadow thistle, Cirsium dissectum (Carduus pratensis).); © Florilegius

Background imageThistle Collection: La fee des thistles repels with a long thorn a donkey wearing jacket, trousers

La fee des thistles repels with a long thorn a donkey wearing jacket, trousers
FLO4637531 La fee des thistles repels with a long thorn a donkey wearing jacket, trousers, top hat and cane - Eau forte by Charles Geoffroy (1819-1882)

Background imageThistle Collection: Marsh thistle, Cirsium palustre scop

Marsh thistle, Cirsium palustre scop
5855768 Marsh thistle, Cirsium palustre scop.; (add.info.: Marsh thistle, Cirsium palustre scop. Chromolithograph from Carl Lindman's "Bilder ur Nordens Flora")

Background imageThistle Collection: Mountain centaury, Centaurea montana, Swiss centaury, Centaurea rhapontica, cream-coloured centaury

Mountain centaury, Centaurea montana, Swiss centaury, Centaurea rhapontica, cream-coloured centaury
FLO4670501 Mountain centaury, Centaurea montana, Swiss centaury, Centaurea rhapontica, cream-coloured centaury, Centaurea ochroleuca, and balsam-scented centaury, Centaurea balsamita

Background imageThistle Collection: Greetings card (chromolitho)

Greetings card (chromolitho)
8635398 Greetings card (chromolitho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Greetings card, Scottish theme. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageThistle Collection: Cotton thistle, Onopordon acanthium

Cotton thistle, Onopordon acanthium
5855772 Cotton thistle, Onopordon acanthium; (add.info.: Cotton thistle, Onopordon acanthium. Chromolithograph from Carl Lindman's "Bilder ur Nordens Flora" (Pictures of Northern Flora)

Background imageThistle Collection: Carline thistle, Carlina vulgaris

Carline thistle, Carlina vulgaris
5855771 Carline thistle, Carlina vulgaris; (add.info.: Carline thistle, Carlina vulgaris. Chromolithograph from Carl Lindman's "Bilder ur Nordens Flora" (Pictures of Northern Flora)



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"Emblem of Scotland: The Majestic Thistle and its Many Faces" The thistle, a symbol deeply rooted in Scottish heritage, has captivated hearts for centuries. From the regal Milk Thistle to the enchanting Musk Thistle, these resilient plants have become synonymous with Scotland's rugged beauty. Intricate Victorian botanical illustrations showcase the intricate details of each thistle species, capturing their unique allure. Just like the Flag of the Scottish Covenanters proudly displays this emblematic flower, it represents resilience and strength in adversity. A close-up of a Scottish thistle flower reveals its delicate yet prickly nature—a true reflection of Scotland itself. Even Partick Thistle FC football team from 1934-1935 found inspiration in this remarkable plant as they embraced its tenacity on the field. Dating back to 1843, a Canadian thistle botanical engraving showcases how far-reaching this captivating plant's influence truly is. Meanwhile, Leven Thistle Golf Club stands as a testament to both Scotland's love for golf and admiration for these beautiful blooms nestled alongside Scoonie Burn. Nature thrives amidst thistles too; an Annas Hummingbird gracefully feeds on nectar-rich blossoms while fluttering through Paradise. These flowers also attract vibrant Goldfinches that delightfully feast upon their seeds in Lower Saxony, Germany. Thistles hold significance beyond aesthetics; they are associated with prestigious orders of knighthood and high decorations—an honor bestowed upon those who embody courage and valor akin to this resilient plant. While often mistaken for thistles due to their striking appearance, Sea Holly adds another layer to Scotland's floral tapestry with its spiky blue petals reminiscent of ocean waves crashing against rocky shores. Toasting "Slàinte mhath. " (good health) with Scotch whisky or ale has long been accompanied by heartfelt words about beloved Scotland—its breathtaking landscapes adorned by majestic thistles that stand tall against the winds of time.