Silybum marianum (Milkthistle)

Milkthistle

PHOTOS OF MILKTHISTLE

Head flower of Silybum marianum

Head flower of Silybum marianum

General aspect of Silybum marianum

General aspect of Silybum marianum

Detail of a leaf of Silybum marianum

Detail of a leaf of Silybum marianum

Silybum marianum(Milkthistle) :

Annual or biennial herb from the composite family very robust, which may reach 150 cm tall. Basal leaves with stalks, up ones without stalks.All of them white spotted or veined, lobed and spiny. Red-purple flower heads till 4 cm, with long curved bracts. In uncultivated lands and by the side of the paths.

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