Silybum marianum
Milk Thistle

Silybum marianum, Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle photo This is an impressive plant with its 6 foot flower stalk and white-streaked leaves. The leaves are sharp and spiny. The annual or biennial plant is easy to grow and has many uses.
Grow specs
: To six feet. Average soil. Full sun. The leaves can be eaten as a vegetable (remove the spines); the plant parts as a tea, and the processed seeds provide silymarin, said to have a powerful regenerative effect on the liver.   (Photo © Steven Foster)

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