Found this cobweb thistle out in Toro Park, so pretty, but no touchee :)
Native Thistle - probably original hosts for Painted Lady ( V. cardui ) and Mylitta Crescent ( P.mylitta )
Cobwebby Thistle, Cirsium occidentale ssp occidentale, Sandspit, Montana de Oro.
California Thistle amidst Pseudognaphalium bicolor.
never saw so many cobwebby thistles grouped together
native thistle, sweet
I know there are a lot of genera of thistles... I'm guessing this is Cirsium but I'm not positive.