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hp68

MILK THISTLE

hp68 (Silybum marianum)

This biennial purple thistle with a very attractive leaf rosette grows 1 to 1.5 m high. The colorful petals can be used to add color to salads. Milk thistle seeds are used in naturopathy for numerous liver problems.

Use: flowers, leaves, stems
Lifespan: annual
Comment: good for pollinators
Positive for pollinators: yes

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Explanations

Bee-friendly: This plant has a good nectar or pollen supply, which is especially good for honey and wild bees, as well as other pollinating insects. There are 500 different kinds of wild bees alone. Some crops are best approached by specialists, others by generalists.