A Thistle too good to pass up!
Thistle lore: Origin as the symbol of Scotland “According to a legend, an invading Norse army was attempting to sneak up at night upon a Scottish army’s encampment. During this operation one barefoot Norseman had the misfortune to step upon a thistle, causing him to cry out in pain, thus alerting Scots to the presence of the Norse invaders.”
The Thistle root can be boiled and eaten as the Lewis and Clark expedition found out. They must taste good because they are Eeyore’s, from Winnie the Pooh, favorite food.