Is this Milk Thistle?

socalgardengalAugust 20, 2013

Just wondering if my ID is correct. And what is it used for? Thanks

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florauk(8/9)

This is not Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum. Look at the leaves - they are not variegated/mottled. Looks like common spear thistle, Cirsium vulgare, but I don't know what is most likely in your region.

Even if it were Milk Thistle you should do very thorough research before using it for anything. Preferably consult a qualified herbalist.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 9:36AM
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