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Scottish thistle as a Heraldic badge.
It is the symbol of the Order of the Thistlea high chivalric order of Scotland. It is found in many Scottish symbols and as the name of several Scottish football clubs.
The thistle, crowned with the Scottish crown, was the symbol of seven of the eight former Scottish Police Services from which a new national Police Service, Police Scotlandwas formed inthe sole exception being the former Northern Constabulary.
It is also used to symbolise connection with Scotland overseas. For example, in Canada, it is one of the four floral emblems on the flag of Montreal ; in the US, Carnegie Mellon University features the thistle in its crest in honour of the Scottish heritage of its founder, Andrew Carnegie.
According to a legendan 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.
Some sources suggest the specific occasion was the Battle of Largswhich marked the beginning of the departure of King Haakon IV Haakon the Elder of Norway who, having control of the Northern Isles and Hebrideshad harried the coast of the Kingdom of Scotland for some years. Popular modern usage favours cotton thistle Onopordum acanthiumperhaps because of its more imposing appearance, though it is unlikely to have occurred in Scotland in medieval times; the spear thistle Cirsium vulgarean abundant native species in Scotland, is a more likely candidate.
The thistle, and more precisely Onopordum acanthiumis one of the symbols of Lorrainetogether with its coat of arms which displays three avalerionsand the Cross of Lorraine. Lorraine is a region located in northeastern France, along the border with Luxembourg and Germany.
Before the French Revolutiona large part of the region formed the Duchy of Lorraine. In the Middle Agesthe thistle was an emblem of the Virgin Mary because its white sap would bring to mind the milk falling from the breast of the Mother of God.
It seems through his book Livre du cuer d'amours espris that the Duke chose the thistle as his emblem not only because it was a Christian symbol, but also because he associated it with physical love.
The two symbols became hugely popular among the local people during the Battle of Nancy induring which the Lorrain army defeated Burgundy. The Duke's motto was "Qui s'y frotte s'y pique", meaning "who touches it, pricks oneself", with a similar idea to the Scottish motto " Nemo me impune lacessit ".
Nowadays the thistle is still the official symbol of the city of Nancyas well as the emblem of the AS Nancy football team, and the Lorraine Regional Natural Park.MGAA Brexit Group.
Brexit must be the most important event affecting the UK insurance industry in a decade. The MGAA has formed a working group to look at potential risks and options open for members. The thistle, crowned with the Scottish crown, was the symbol of seven of the eight former Scottish Police Services (from which a new national Police Service, Police Scotland, was formed in ), the sole exception being the former Northern Constabulary.
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Canada thistle is the only thistle in North Dakota that has become a cropland pest. The best approach to Canada thistle control in cropland should include an in-crop herbicide treatment to suppress Canada thistle growth, minimize crop yield losses and prepare the thistle for a fall postharvest treatment.