Taxon  Report   7622 
Silybum marianum  (L.) Gaertn.
blessed milkthistle, milk thistle, milkthistle
Silybum marianum, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited (plant profile).

 

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 Plant Characteristics
 and Associations



Bloom Period
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Silybum
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Carduus marianus
PLANTS: Mariana mariana
 Information about  Silybum marianum  from other sources:
Photos on Picasa / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

USDA PLANTS Profile (SIMA3)

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Apr 17, 2014).

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