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"Scolymus" (golden thistle or oyster thistle) is a genus of three species of
flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, native to the Mediterranean regionand western Europenorth to northwestern France.
Like other related plants also called
thistles, they are annual or perennial herbaceousplants with spiny leaves and stems. They grow to 20-90 cm tall, with bright yellow flowerheads.
There are three species:
Scolymus grandiflorus" – Large-flowered Golden Thistle
Scolymus hispanicus" – Common Golden Thistle or Spanish Oyster Thistle
Scolymus maculatus" – Spotted Golden Thistle
* [http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/cgi-bin/nph-readbtree.pl/feout?FAMILY_XREF=&GENUS_XREF=Scolymus&SPECIES_XREF=&TAXON_NAME_XREF=&RANK= Flora Europaea: "Scolymus"]
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