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Photo: Silybum marianum 3.

Taxonomy extra:
Flower, white-flowered version. Kyoto bot.g, Japan. Planted. 2001-05-10.
Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn. Engl.: blessed milkthistle, milk thistle, blessed milk-thistle, holy thistle, lady's thistle, Mary thistle, St Mary's milk thistle, St. Mary's thistle, variegated thistle. Deu.: Mariendistel. Suom.: maarianohdake. Sven.: mariatistel. Fran.: chardon Marie, chardon-marie commune, lait de Notre-Dame, silybe, silybum marial. Ital.: cardo mariano. Pharm.: fructus silybi, semen cardui mariae. Bot. syn.: Carduus marianus L., Mariana mariana (L.) Hill
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