Species name:

Silybum marianum

Taxonomy

Genus

Species

marianum

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Classifier

(L.) Gaertn.

Distribution

Euro-Mediterranean area, Africa, Asia Minor, America and Australia and New Zealand. In Italy prefers, ruins and roadsides (0-1100 m)

Utility

Drink and medicinal herb. Honey production and biodiversity.

Flowering time

VI - VIII

Pollen colour

Greyish violet

Pollen

++

Nectar

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Pollen characteristic

Polar View: Subtriangular
Silybum marianum
Silybum marianum
Silybum marianum
Equatorial view : Circular
Silybum marianum
Silybum marianum
Silybum marianum