All parts are edible. The young leaves (with spines removed) may be used in salads or cooked as a vegetable. Attractive rose-purple showy flowers. (Silybum marianum)
Medicinal: The active principle is silymarin, a complex of chemicals that help stabilize and regenerate liver cells.
Growing instructions: Annual or biennial. Germination at 70°F in 7-14 days. Direct sow in spring or fall. Full sun. Grows 48-60" tall. Space 24-30" apart.
Cannot ship to TX
Packet: 1.00g - approximately 28 seeds