Silybum marianum ~ Holy Thistle

Silybum marianum ~ Holy Thistle

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FAMILY: COMPOSITAE

Annual or biennial, 50-150 cm in height, with large basal leaves and long, thick, fleshy stems

Leaves: Oblong, 15-30 cm in length, wide, dark green, sometimes with white spots, with wavy, spiny margins

Heads: 2-4 cm in diameter, red or white florets on separate plants, surrounded by stiff, spiny, green involucres

Flowering: March-May

Habitat: Roadsides and field margins in Irbid, Ajloun, Jarash, Salt, Amman, Jordan Valley, Karak and Tafila

 



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