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blessed milkthistle
Silybum marianum
Silybum marianum
blessed milkthistle Aster Family
Silybum marianum Asteraceae
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English common name
  •blessed milkthistle
Spanish common name
  •cardo mariano
accepted scientific name
  •Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn.
rules for finding collection records
  •Silybum marianum (214)
family name
  •Asteraceae
Image Author: ©2004 Anthony Valois and the National Park Service
Image License: public domain
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: No obvious petals
Petal colors: color color
Flower size is 1.0 to 2.0 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Simple
Plant Observed 2nd week of April thru 1st week of January

How Likely at this Location (42%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (63%)
base map where plant found
mag select

Disturbed
Brush
Riparian
grid lines base