Characteristics of the Distribution
Pttya ram (Silybum Marianum), asteraceae family (AsteracEae), originally from the Mediterranean. In nature, more than 120 species of milk thistle grows, and they all have similar characteristics. She also spread through Europe, and it can be found in a wild form on the rocky sunny slopes, on the side of the roads, on wasteland, as well as a decorative plant in the garden.
The millet is a beautiful reurenik. Since ancient times, it is considered an important medicinal plant, and is highly valued for the detoxification effect. In the people, the plant is also referred to as a ruler, a bodian, a tattar, a thistle. It is easy to learn on a large green-marble, with white streaks leaves, with small spikes around. Their length is from 20 to 50 centimeters, and the width is about ten centimeters.
The millennium multi-year grows in a height of 40 centimeters to two meters. Stems plants are slightly pubescent, deep enough roots to find a support on the stony and dry soil. Of the deep root grows high, branched and almost naked stem with a brownish tide.
At the top of the shoots are magenta spherical flowers. Character baskets with a diameter of about 7 cm. They are surrounded by a variety of bracts with a central groove. Flowers Culture to deep autumn, forming a bright purple flowers from June.
Since September, fruits are developing with black and gray seeds. The 5-mm oval seeds closed fruits have hair similar as dandelions. They are called Khokholkom and are used for seed flight.
The burdock grows well at sunny places, sandy, well-drained soil. Soil is desirable should be a bit poor. The recommended pH value is from neutral to a slightly alkaline. The milk thistle does not like acidic soil.
Additional information! As practice shows, the thistle grows on any soil. In addition to irrigation, in conditions of a strong drought, the milking does not require much care, not afraid of a long drought or temporary cold. In general, the plant is very resistant to disease and pests.
Spotilla is a spider – annual in our conditions. It is possible to grow it only from seeds. Spread the burdock in the spring sowing. In the greenhouse or on the windowsill sowed two seeds in a pot, selecting a stronger plant. Germination occurs in two or three weeks. Seedlings are placed on the garden at a distance of about 40 centimeters.
They sow in an open ground in April, at a distance of 50 cm. After the appearance of sections, it is thinned in a row to about 30 cm.