Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3835

Forb
Annual/Biennial

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe
Documented growing wild in - - SC

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Disc: Pinkish/ Purplish
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Silybum marianum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silybum marianum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Mariana mariana

(?) INVALID NAME Carduus marianus

 

COMMON NAME:
Milk-thistle, Blessed-thistle