Silybum marianum

Silybum marianum

  • Silybum marianum
  • Silybum marianum
  • Silybum marianum
  • Silybum marianum
  • Silybum marianum
  • Silybum marianum
  • Silybum marianum
  • Silybum marianum
  • Silybum marianum
  • Silybum marianum
  • Silybum marianum
  • Silybum marianum
  • Flower name
    Silybum marianum
  • Scientific name
    Silybum marianum
  • Aliasオオアザミ, ミルクシスル , 大薊, Milk thistle, Milk thistle, Holy Thistle
  • Place of originThe Mediterranean coast,Noth Africa and Asia
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonMay, June

What is Silybum marianum

Silybum marianum,commonly called Cardus marianus,or milk thistle,maria thistle, is a biennial plant of the Asteraceae naturalized in the Mediterranean, North Africa and Asia. There are white mottled green leaves green ground like spilled milk. Summer fall, stem out heads and pink tubular flowers.Traditionally known as the liver drug.

Generic name: Milk thistle , scientific name: Silybum marianum, aka: Cardus marianus, milk thistle,maria thistle
Place of origin: Mediterranean coast, North Africa, Asia, environment: roadside, pasture, wasteland,
living type: biennial, grass height: 50-150 cm, Root leaf: white spots on green ground; petiole: alternate; margins: spines;
leaf shape: pinnate lobes; radially symmetrical; inflorescence: cephalic inflorescence; crown shape: tubular flower.
Flower color: reddish-purple; flowering season: May-June; flower diameter: 10 cm;
remarks: bracts swell after flowering; uses: ornamental, medicinal (liver disease).


  • Eye
    Asterales
  • Family
    Asteraceae
  • Genus
    Silybum
  • Species
    S. marianum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cephalic inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    Feather shape
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typebiennial plant
  • Flower colorsPurple Pink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 150.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower10.0 ~ 10.0 cm

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