In addition to purple thistles, large fluffy white flowers.
Found on a hilltop in an oak woodland.
Found aside trail on our way to Grouse Hill. Was growing up next to the underbrush, where lots of sticks and dead down twigs were laying around and caught in the bushes.
San Diego County, California, US
Found this cobweb thistle out in Toro Park, so pretty, but no touchee :)