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Silybum marianum, Carduus marianus, Mary Thistle, Milk Thistle
 Silybum marianum, Carduus marianus
Family: Asteraceae / Compositae
Mary Thistle, Milk Thistle
Origin: India
large shrub 5-10 ftsmall shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shademoderate waterwhite/off-white flowersblue/lavender/purple flowerspink flowersthorny or spinyethnomedicalattracts butterflies, hummingbirdsinvasivesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A purple flower with prickly leaves whose name comes from the white veins on its leaves which exude a milky sap when broken.

Among all known herbal remedies, Milk Thistle finds its place as the leader in herbs to treat liver disease.


 
Silybum marianum, Carduus marianus, Mary Thistle, Milk Thistle

Silybum marianum, Carduus marianus, Mary Thistle, Milk Thistle
Silybum marianum, Carduus marianus, Mary Thistle, Milk Thistle
Silybum marianum, Carduus marianus, Mary Thistle, Milk Thistle
Silybum marianum, Carduus marianus, Mary Thistle, Milk Thistle
Silybum marianum, Carduus marianus, Mary Thistle, Milk Thistle
Silybum marianum, Carduus marianus, Mary Thistle, Milk Thistle


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