Picture from Scotland - Knapweed (Mountain Bluet).

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FLOWER OF SCOTLAND - KNAPWEED (MOUNTAIN BLUET)

Carduus tribe of the daisy family. Trouble free plants, many silver leeved; compound flowers, generally purple, in globular thistle or cornflower like heads within papery bracts.

The Mountain Bluet has lance shaped greyish leaves and blue flowers.

Knapweed (Mountain Bluet)
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