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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Feb 17, 2014 8:58 PM CST
This is a nice photo but not a milk thistle flower. It has the wrong type of spines
Do you have any photos of the rest of the plant , maybe I can help tell what type it truly is?
Cinda
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all else is just existing.
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe (Zone 6a)
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JonnaSudenius
Feb 21, 2014 3:29 PM CST
Cinda, I tried to find other pictures of the plant, but I couldn't find them . It just came up in my garden and although I liked the flowers, it was too pricky for me and it popped up everywhere in my garden. I think it must be a native here. Do you think it's a Silybum specie or another one? Let me know, and than I will try to find out what is native here.
One of the people in my village told me it was Silybum marianum Confused
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Feb 21, 2014 4:02 PM CST
It appears to be Cirsium vulgare.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Feb 21, 2014 4:30 PM CST
I agree with Lori it looks to be a Cirsium but can not tell without additional info.
We do have a place for just Cirsium if it can not be narrowed down Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe (Zone 6a)
Sedums Winter Sowing Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Belgium Region: Europe
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader Salvias Herbs Cut Flowers
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JonnaSudenius
Feb 22, 2014 12:57 PM CST
I checked which Cirsium's are native here. Keeping that as a guide, it's almost for sure Cirsium vulgare.
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Feb 22, 2014 1:30 PM CST
Hi, Jonna,
Please click on that photo, then scroll down to the bottom of the page. Please click on "Move photo to another plant" and type in Cirsium vulgare, which will bring up the species name and probably some similar ones. Select the correct species name, and then a moderator will move it to the correct species entry.

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