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vicky1

By Vicky1


california 2009

We saw this in the hundreds growing at the side of the roads we think it is an acanthus but we are not sure
stunning foliage though



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This is lovely! Welcome to GOY!

29 Nov, 2009

 

I really like the markings on this plant

1 Dec, 2009

 

Do you know what it is???
Because I dont at the moment

1 Dec, 2009

 

no idea, but I'll see if I can find out for you :)

2 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks Grindle:)

2 Dec, 2009

 

This is a silybum, we have them in the garden now..........

6 Dec, 2009

 

I take my hat off to you DD :))))))))

6 Dec, 2009

 

Shucks Grindle...........

6 Dec, 2009

 

oh thank you dottydaisy 2 for identifying it for us

8 Dec, 2009

 

Must grow this if only for the name:-)

13 Dec, 2009

 

It is silybum marianum better known as milk thistle
Thanks to dottydaisy 2
i was able to look the rest up:)

14 Dec, 2009

 

Your very welcome Vicky, we have been growing this for over ten years now.

14 Dec, 2009

 

It was all over the hills in Napa valley looked really lovely:)

14 Dec, 2009

 

I can well imagine, it grows so large in our garden, we have to limit it.

20 Dec, 2009

 

Well yes I actually know milk thistle grows really big
I just never thought of it at all until you mentioned it.
Its not something wehave evergrown and because they were only small I just didnt think about milk thistle at all.
The only reason we thought of acanthus was because we have a friend who collects them thats the reason we took the photo. We dont grow acanthus either lol
We grow nothing prickly !!!! lol

21 Dec, 2009

 

We do grow a lot of prickly plants, some are better than others, not very Feng shui apparently........

22 Dec, 2009



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