Silybum marianum

Wildflowers Dicots Eudicots Asterids Asterales Asteraceae Silybum

Milk thistle. Non-native, an invader from Europe. Found along roadsides, and on the lower reaches of our trails.

First observed blooming in March.

Blooms before any other thistle, has a large bloom and white veins on its leaves.

Leaves start to appear in early November after the first rains.


One Response to “Silybum marianum”

  1. Darrel Bendorf Says:

    I really like milk thistle because it can help the liver recover its damaged parts. Milk thistle is particularly useful among alcoholics.:’:”.

    Yours truly

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