Plant ID forum: Gigantic mystery thistle

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Jun 3, 2016 2:18 PM CST
This appeared in january, i let it grow and its become so huge I had to cut off 4 foot leaves! Its about to bloom, what kind of thistle is this?
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Jun 3, 2016 2:22 PM CST
Looks like a Milk Thistle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silybum_marianum
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jmorth
Jun 3, 2016 2:23 PM CST
Possibly a Milk Thistle
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Jun 3, 2016 2:59 PM CST
That must be it! Is it native?
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JRsbugs
Jun 3, 2016 3:16 PM CST
keithp2012 said:That must be it! Is it native?


No.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silybum_marianum

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