Holy Thistle

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Common name:  Holy Thistle
Hebrew name: גדילן מצו
Latin Name: Silybum marianum
Habitat: Heavy Soils
Height:  60-120 cm
Distribution: Golan, Hermon, Gallilee, Upper Jordan valley, Northern valleys, Gilboa, Carmel, Samarian mountains, Samarian desert, Judean mountains, Judean desert and Dead Sea valley, Ein Gedi, Sharon, Shefela, Northern Negev, Valley.
Flowering: March-April
Family: Asteraceae
Type: Pink/Purple
Protected: No
Notes: Barkan Sun