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Milk Thistle

Silybum marianum

  • Name also: Blessed Milk-thistle, Marian Thistle, Mary Thistle, Saint Mary’s Thistle, Mediterranean Milk Thistle, Variegated Thistle, Scotch Thistle
  • Family: Daisy Family – Compositae, subfamily Carduoideae
    (formerly Aster Family – Asteraceae)
  • Growing form: Annual (biennial) herb.
  • Height: 50–150 cm. Stem braching, glabrous ( a bit woolly), slightly grooved, thornless, not-winged.
  • Flowering time: August–September.

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