An Ouch! Ouch! Thistle Growing Where Else?

Severe Thistle photographed by Jeff Zablow at Neve Ativ, Israel

Imagine a place that has seen war, strife, suffering, invading hordes and more for thousands of years.

Imagine now what a Thistle plant growing there might look like.

All this to prepare you for how a plant might adapt if it’s native home was such a scarred land, presenting a Thistle plant growing in the foothills of Mt. Hermon in the Israeli Golan mountainous region.