Milk Thistle/Mary’s Thistle (Silybum marianum) 奶薊/水飛薊

Milk Thistle/Mary’s Thistle (Silybum marianum) 奶薊/水飛薊

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Milk Thistle/Mary’s Thistle (Silybum marianum) seed germination. 奶薊/水飛薊種子孵出.

Milk Thistle/Mary's Thistle (Silybum marianum) seeds. 奶薊/水飛薊種子

Milk Thistle/Mary’s Thistle (Silybum marianum) seeds. 奶薊/水飛薊種子

This biennial is mainly grown for its seeds as medicinal purpose.  Very prickly plant! Foliage with milky white veins.   Easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location.  Self seeds easily.  Very hardy and easy to grow and yes, it could be invasive.  USDA Zones:6-9. Mature size:4′-6′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Medicinal herb. Deep pink/purple thistle flowers in summer which is very attractive.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies!  Drought tolerant.

它是二年生草花主要種來以其種子作為藥用. 植株非常多刺!  葉脈有乳白色紋路.  容易栽種在全日照到半日照處.  容易自行落子繁殖.  非常強健易於栽種,也因此可能變成強勢植物.  耐寒耐熱.  成熟植株高4-6呎,寬幅2-3呎.  它是藥用的藥草.  夏開美美的深粉紅色花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶!  耐旱性佳.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silybum_marianum                                                  http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1056/

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