Many (but not necessarily all) of the examples on this list are also toxic to cats and humans, as well. Toxic effects of silymarin have not been noted clinically at a dosage of 1,200 mg/day; however, mild allergies have been reported with dosages greater than 1,500 mg/day. What kind of camera are you using? The Weeds Act 1959 covers spear thistle, creeping field thistle, curled dock, broad-leaved dock and ragwort. carrie, the thistle isn't poisonous, but the hemlock is deadly. Canada Thistle 42. I've been reading the book I have for sale on the hub, Wicked Plants, and I was amazed. Your video showed the 'forest of thistles' and that is amazing...hope you keep them going well...they have been outlawed in Oklahoma because they restrict pastures for cows. Water hemlock. (In the picture, you will see a single flower bud.) Scientific Name: Echinops spp. They can be subdivided into three main groups. I learned a lot here. Milk thistle is the prickly one depicted in the photos above. It helps cure liver diseases and fight the toxic effects of different drugs. Spotted Knapweed 80. Tiny as they are, you will see the beginnings of the white markings. This picture was taken on November 13. Thank you for this hub! Many (but not necessarily all) of the examples on this list are also toxic to cats and humans, as well. photos are great too! IBM Micromedex. I see flowers I'm buying at the nursery listed as weeds in some books, but they suit my purposes for where I plant them. sammimills from California, USA on May 19, 2012: Great hub! Read on for some details about the dosage of this herb for cats. Click to see full answer Correspondingly, is schefflera poisonous to humans? She has chosen a flower about to go to seed. The Hemlock is deadly, and it can even cause problems if you touch it. I have seen milk thistle a few times and never paid it any attention. It's best not to touch it at all, as it contains the poison that Socrates was forced to drink as capital punishment. Yellow star thistle (Centaurea solstitialis) are toxic to horses, resulting in a condition called “chewing disease” or nigropallidal encephalomalacia. The best rule is that if you don't know what a plant is, admire it from a distance. Another great hub. Milk thistle is an herbal remedy derived from the flowering daisy and has a regenerating effect on the liver. Research on the effects of milk thistle on liver disease, such as cirrhosis and hepatitis C, has shown mixed results. Is "milk thistle," I wonder, related to, the plant we call "milkweed?" Good article. It is toxic primarily to horses and cattle. Since they never clean them up, we have many generations of spent thistles still there. The foliage of the sow-thistle contains a milky latex, which has led to the other common names of common milk sowthistle, milk thistle, and even milkweed which could be confusing when actual milkweed is growing in the same areas, as we have here at Sleepy Hollow Lake. top. Family: Asteraceae. Thistles, in this case Cirsium horridulum (SIR-see-um hor-id-YOO-lum) are among the hardest to gather of wild foods, Black Walnuts probably being the worst. Pizzorono JE, et al., eds. Any use of this site constitutes your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy linked below. In fact, it has an edible stem. It is also commonly known as Canada thistle and field thistle.. Toxic Principles: Non-toxic. https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com. It can draw blood. Interactions. Thanks, Natashalh. Hemlock and milk thistle grows wild here also and I have taken some pictures. It is toxic to all classes of livestock. The thorns are what hurt you. "Milk thistle has been reported to have protective effects on the liver and to greatly improve its function. Becky, LOL. However, because it is an herb, there are no regulations or standard dosing practices. Thanks for your comment and for sharing. I love taking all the pictures. Glycosides. Other Ways to Help: Become a Monthly Member; Fundraise with Team ASPCA; Join the Mobile Action Team; Share this page: Help the ASPCA Put a Stop to Animal Cruelty Donate. It also seems to have blood sugar-lowering, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects. But these plants are very photogenic, LOL. A note on "safe" plants: The plants on this list are generally believed to be safe.However, if you suspect that a child (or adult) has eaten quantities of any of these plants (or any of their parts), or if you notice symptoms such as illness or dermatitis after handling these plants, call your Poison Control Center for additional information: (800) 222-1222. Its purple flower is stunning, and it's related to the artichoke. The hummingbirds love the milk thistle blooms. Thanks, vespawolf, I still haven't figured out how to harvest and process this for myself. https://www.wolterskluwercdi.com/facts-comparisons-online/. Our river here is lined with them. It's not as though we can keep them completely off the property. Thank you, pstrauble. An allergic reaction is more common in people who are allergic to other plants in the Asteraceae family, such as ragweed, daisies, marigolds and chrysanthemums. There's fields full of the stuff near-by. Milk thistle is often sold as an herbal supplement. I think it is a beautiful plant and regret that it seems to have been considered a pest. Great photos!! It's very likely that what you saw by the river were indeed these plants. People have traditionally used milk thistle for problems with the liver and gallbladder. If you peel it when it is young, it is said to taste like celery. carriethomson from United Kingdom on November 14, 2011: hey that's a very interesting hub!! Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on May 19, 2012: A friend of mine takes milk thistle capsules for her liver, but I'd never thought of finding it in nature. I confess that I don't know my weeds from a flower half the time and sometimes I end up growing things I think are beautiful in my garden only to find that they are weeds....oh well! Such a beautiful plant. Don't do it. Its medicinal uses include preventing and repairing damage to the liver from toxic chemicals and helping in the treatment of those who have ingested the poisonous mushroom commonly known as the death cap mushroom. Although more research is needed on how it works, milk thistle is thought to reduce damage to the liver caused by free radicals, which are produced when your liver metabolizes toxic … Congratulations on Hub of the day award! I did a separate hub on milkweed. Even if you don't have these things in your own yard, if you hike, especially with children, it's good to know what is poisonous that you might encounter on the trail or even along the side of the road. PLANTS THAT ARE TOXIC TO HORSES AND LIVESTOCK Page 3 PLANTS THAT ARE TOXIC TO HORSES AND LIVESTOCK The following is a guide of several plants that can be found growing in Lincoln County that are poisonous to horses and livestock. Ladybugs love thistles. Hoary Cress 55. The Spruce Cold-Hardy, Perennial Flowers . Congrats on being the hub of the day! If you have breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis or uterine fibroids, consider avoiding milk thistle. 4. Comfort Babatola from Bonaire, GA, USA on May 19, 2012: Very interesting hub indeed! All rights reserved. Posted on August 29, 2015 by Venturi. Milk thistle is the prickly one depicted in the photos above. Marlene Bertrand from USA on May 19, 2012: This is amazing. Milk thistle has been investigated for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and CNS effects. This suggests milk thistle may be beneficial for those looking to lose weight. Barbara Radisavljevic (author) from Templeton, CA on February 26, 2012: I have often found the field guides less than helpful because they don't show the plant at all stages of growth and normally there are no close-ups of the parts of the plant I'm trying to ID. People mainly use the supplement to treat liver conditions. I"d probably leave them on the part of the property far from my garden area. What an enjoyable read! You really know your plants. And its leaves are spectacularly poisonous. I just hope I remember what you wrote when I see it in person. Milk thistle also serves as a liver detoxifier. From the death of Socrates by poison hemlock to the accidental ingestion of deadly nightshade by children, poisonous plants have been responsible for human deaths throughout history. Thanks, Nancy. Thanks for your comment. And just in case you are unsuccessful in doing so and your kids ingest something that they should not, be prepared to call Poison Control. I've been exploring the vegetation in a field near where I work during lunch. The thistle is beautiful but I try to get them out of my yard before they get the flowers. Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission. Poison ivy can be identified by its three leaflets, which can have jagged or round edges, and it is most potent in the spring. Poisonings occur at ingestions of 50%- 200% of the animal's body weight over a 60 to 90 day period of grazing. Thank you for your comments. It's good to know the bad guys though, because they are often quite beautiful. Special Notes Malta thistle (Centaurea melitensis) is a similar noxious weed of the South western States but with shorter spines on the bracts. I didn't know that hemlock grew in California! It is a fact that herbs have been used by humans since time immemorial. On both the bud and the flower, what appear to be the thorns under it are really modified leaves. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the family Asteraceae.Prickles can also occur all over the plant – on the stem and on the flat parts of the leaves. Now, I want to go read about poison hemlock. Seems I'm always prowling this property and everywhere else with my camera to document all I see. This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Elissa Joyce from US on November 14, 2011. They are much harder to get rid of if you wait for them to bloom. both human and veterinary. it looks so beautiful no one would ever dream it is poisonous. Wanting to incorporate these flowers INTO an existing garden diversity of vegetables, fruit trees, herbs, etc., rather than as an isolated "bee crop." If you see it growing in the wild, leave it alone, and if you find it in your yard, get rid of it. There are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for many herbal compounds and some marketed supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. My weed abatement man told me what it was, since I thought at first it might be Queen Anne's Lace. Barbara Radisavljevic (author) from Templeton, CA on May 21, 2012: praetlo, thank you. Once I can identify that, it starts to become pretty amazing how they just stand out when you start looking. The plant is quite common and very toxic. About 25 grams of pure oxalic acid is the average amount needed to kill a human. It's even edible if you remove the thorns. Barbara Radisavljevic (author) from Templeton, CA on May 20, 2012: Downtrodden,I wrote that last year, and I'm not sure what camera I was using back then. The information was extremely useful and interesting. Toxic Principles: Unknown Clinical Signs: The plant is not usually eaten unless other forage is unavailable, or when incorporated into hay. Perennial sow-thistle is not know to be toxic. Italian thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus) is probably the most common. Thanks, DzyMsLizzy. Guess I'm just not ambitious enough. They are also prone to diseases of the liver, due to various reasons. This year they seem to have sprayed that whole area and there's not much there but foxtails. herbaceous plant that is commonly found in pastures and croplands. Spotted Knapweed 80. Common in pastures, roadsides and waste areas. When treating a very sick dog with advanced liver disease, a daily dose of up to 200 mg/10 lbs of body weight of milk thistle … Milk thistle, in combination with other supplements, might improve the symptoms of indigestion. I was familiar with the milk thistle but you even taught me something about it. Milk thistle has been shown to protect the liver from toxins in the environment, like those found in poisonous mushrooms. Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on May 19, 2012: Hemlock is deceptively beautiful. Thank you, ComfortB. Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) Genus: Echinops (EK-in-ops) Species: ruthenicus (ru-THEN-ih-kus) Cultivar: Platinum Blue: Synonym: Echinops ritro subsp. Have you ever seen it where you live? The plants no longer just "all look the same". 1990, Reg. Milk Thistle and Milkweed are NOT the same thing. There have been many studies on the efficacy of milk thistle in humans. Notice how the leaves right under the flower have been modified into spiny thorns. The plant is beneficial for pollinators that rely on nectar. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Gypsy. I discovered some sorrel growing around some trees, and loved the tart/tangy taste of those. Milk thistle should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor. Some people have nausea, diarrhea, itching, and bloating. Much like the more commonly known plant, Poison Ivy, they create risk for humans enjoying the use of outdoor spaces. Thanks, Marlene. Audrey Kirchner from Washington on November 14, 2011: Barb - You are outdoing yourself on the pictures and the nature photo galleries~ What great finds for people looking for the information. Lots of things I didn't know although I had heard of both of these plants. But, the reward is edible stalks, edible leaves trimmed of spines roots and unopened flower bud bottoms. Being aware of what plants are toxic to bees, or would taint the honey of honeybees or make the honey undesirable/toxic to humans. Silymarin is … Good thing my friend was there to tell me not to touch it. Similar to humans, liver is one of the vital organs for animals too. Then I wrote one devoted just to poison hemlock because it is so dangerous. This article discusses both, but I focus and expand on poison hemlock in another article. It's good looks are deceptive -- especially since it looks a bit like dill, wild carrot, and fennel and Queen Anne's Lace. In the spring, the thistles of all types are full of ladybugs. A park bench in midst of a forest of young poison hemlock. “In addition to congenital disorders, birth defects from poor breeding, and viruses and bacteria that can infect the liver, pets live in incredibly toxic environments.” More research into the effects of milk thistle on weight loss in humans is needed to confirm this, however. Milk Thistle Protects Your Liver. I never would have recognized both of these plants. Cocklebur can be poisonous if eaten in early spring at its 2-leaf stage. Below her flower seeds are preparing to disperse and start new plants. Thank you, Daughter of Maat. Leave the flowers to the bees who love them. At first, it's hard to tell them from other seedlings, but if they are growing under the dried stalks of last year's plants, you can be pretty sure that those tiny green plants are going to be milk thistles. Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on November 14, 2011: Gorgeous photos of a deadly plant. It is a monstrous weed, and is as harmful to the touch as bull thistle. Asteraceae (daisy) Botany. Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 19, 2012: wow this was a fascinating read. Milk thistle, a herb that has long been used for treating liver diseases in humans, is also found to be useful for animals. It also seems to have blood sugar-lowering, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects. The Weeds Act 1959 covers spear thistle, creeping field thistle, curled dock, broad-leaved dock and ragwort. Jimsonweed or thornapple (Datura spp.) Toxic alkaloids are found in the following plants; swamp and death camas, lupines, buttercups, marshmarigolds, larkspur, the nightshades, squirrel corn and Dutchman's breeches. It looks like and is in the same plant family as the thorny artichoke, but the artichoke's thorns are not as sharp and cannot do as much damage as those that protect the flower of the milk thistle. But its leaves are not as deeply lobed, the milky stripes are much more pronounced, and the plant grows much bigger and more robust. It is also known as tumbleweed or windwitch. Milk thistle is often promoted for its liver … Milk thistle is a plant named for the white veins on its large prickly leaves.One of the active ingredients in milk thistle is silymarin, which is extracted from the plant's seeds. Milk thistle has successfully counteracted the poisonous effects of Amanita phalloides entirely when given to animals within the first 10 minutes of poisoning. Cirsium arvense is a perennial species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native throughout Europe and western Asia, northern Africa and widely introduced elsewhere. I did not know its stem could be eaten. It's hemlock that can kill you. Database of Toxic Plants in the United States Below you will find the comprehensive list of toxic plants that has been compiled from many other sources. References 1. I didn't realize until today that the thorns were really just modified leaves. I love all the pictures! Gail Sobotkin from South Carolina on May 19, 2012: Congratulations on earning Hub of the Day for this comprehensive and well documented article. In the second year plant the inner core of the flower stalks is quite tasty and not that much work. View gallery. Now I can go out and see if it is, and pick some! Also barely seen here in the center are the emerging tiny leaves with the milky veins. It may look dangerous, but it is not poisonous. https://www.micromedexsolutions.com. They are very different plants. I think I'm turning into an amateur naturalist. Click to see full answer Correspondingly, is schefflera poisonous to humans? 2. Accessed Oct. 30, 2020. Taken in appropriate doses, oral use of milk thistle appears to be safe. Can be controlled by dicamba and glyphosate products. People mainly use the supplement to treat liver conditions. Don't forget to click to enlarge it. There are toxins in the foods we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe.. We can’t escape them. I bet I've walked by it 100 times and never even realized it. slender grooved ... toxic to humans and livestock. Hemlock Water Dropwort is poisonous to both humans and animals. frogyfish from Central United States of America on May 19, 2012: Informative hub. Poisonous/Cautions. I know Monarchs have to have milkweed to lay their eggs and that their caterpillars eat it. That park bench looks like a seductive trap! Despite this, a review published in 2005 concluded that “Clinical studies are largely heterogeneous and contradictory” [1]. I know of know relationship between these two plants. Thakns, Kelley. She gardens and takes photo walks to explore nature and capture it on camera. As you can see, the milk thistle flower is well-defended. Yellow Starthistle 65. Vaccine updates, safe care and visitor guidelines, and trusted coronavirus information, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, FREE book offer – Mayo Clinic Health Letter, Advertising and sponsorship opportunities, Gastrointestinal issues, such as diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting and abdominal bloating. I happen to like milk thistle in moderation, whereas my husband would like to eradicate it completely. Indigestion (dyspepsia). Stephanie Bradberry from New Jersey on May 19, 2012: Even though I take milk thistle as a supplement, I never really knew much about it except it is good overall supplement for women, especially, to take. Now, I know exactly what to look for. If you peel it when it is young, it is said to taste like celery. Steven P Kelly from Tampa, FL on May 19, 2012: Very fun information. Nancy McClintock from Southeast USA on May 19, 2012: Wow Great article. Did you see my hub on milkweed? Globe Thistle. Voted up and interesting. Becky Katz from Hereford, AZ on May 19, 2012: Congrats on HOTD. If you have diabetes, use milk thistle with caution, since the supplement might lower blood sugar. Thanks for commenting. Facts & Comparisons eAnswers. Plants do produce more than one flower on a stalk. Silymarin is a flavonoid believed to have antioxidant properties.Milk thistle is sold as an oral capsule, tablet, powder and liquid extract. Milk thistle is indigenous to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa, but has been naturalized in North and South America and Australia. Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. Purple milk thistle flowers grow among the lovely white poison hemlock flowers with their frilly leaves. Nevertheless, milk thistle products are quite popular in Europe and the US for the general prevention of liver toxicity from statins, acetaminophen, and alcohol. ANIMALS AFFECTED: Cattle and swine are the animals most likely to be affected; goats and sheep can also be poisoned. FIRST AID: If pigweed is being rapidly consumed, limit further access and ingestion of the plants. Laughed at that, but it is easy to remember. RockBlossom from The Arkansas Ozarks on December 18, 2011: This is a great article! Good job and rated up! Milk thistle might lower blood sugar in people who have type 2 diabetes, but more studies are needed to confirm its benefits. Blessed milk thistle (Silybum marianum) Blessed milk thistle is not a true thistle (if you consider thistles to be only those plants in the genus Cirsium). The Edible & Poisonous Tumbleweed: Russian Thistle – Salsola Tragus. It is said to taste somewhat like parsnip and its smell is described as "mouse-like." The little pink flower is so appealing. Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on May 19, 2012: Congratulations on HOTD!! It resembles wild carrot, but your nose will tell you the difference since it does not smell at all like carrot. I take milk thistle So I'm glad I read this! Let me know if you find any poison hemlock up in the Bay Area. Like many tasty wild plants, the thistle did not make its way into main stream food channel because of the spines and its two-year growth habit. Species Benefits "The young leaves can be added to salads or boiled for 10-15 minutes and eaten." The leaves are deeply lobed and have a little bit of milky striping. But I see it as a host plant for ladybugs. I just collected a bunch of trimmings for an assignment, including these. Yellow Starthistle 65. You and my husband think alike. It may look dangerous, but it is not poisonous. Milk thistle should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor. This list of plants poisonous to dogs has been organized according to plant type and potential for toxicity. Check out these best-sellers and special offers on books and newsletters from Mayo Clinic. Liver damage might occur in horses if they consume poisonous plants like ragwort or red maple trees. But, leaves or not, they are very, very sharp, and you don't want to tangle with them. Especially when it comes to trees, I need a close-up of the leaves, the blossoms, and the fruits, as well as the shape of the tree as a whole. To protect your animals from poisoning, learn to identify the poisonous plants that grow in your pasture or rangeland. Poisoning in humans is not uncommon. Humans … I appreciate the information. ruthenicus: 2 vendors have this plant for sale. Milk thistle seems to have few side effects, even when taken for several years. Milk thistle. "Mayo," "Mayo Clinic," "MayoClinic.org," "Mayo Clinic Healthy Living," and the triple-shield Mayo Clinic logo are trademarks of Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. I get to pull those, as my husband is allergic to the milky sap--it will give him a horrible rash, and if the flowers are present, make him have a sneezing fit. Thanks for sharing all the photos and information, and congratulations on hub of the day! As a matter of fact, when I was in Tennessee working, I took lots of pictures of them and I used one of them as my profile pic here on HP for a while. But don't taste it for yourself, as it is deadly! Signs of poisoning include subnormal temperature, restlessness, muscular twitching, incoordination, paralysis, and respiratory paralysis. top It is also naturalised in North America, Africa, and Australia and is an invasive weed in some areas. Hoary Cress 55. The first year the plant is j… I remember seeing a milk thistle, and I was so into touching it and I didn't have any idea that the plant is poisonous. Poisonous plants – such as Giant Hogweed (pictured left) and Wild & Cow Parsnip were not previously recognized in Ontario’s noxious weed legislation. Still, thistle is … I'll have to take another look at your profile. Thanks for sharing and passing this on.Great pictures. Thank you Happpyboomernurse. 5 members have or want this plant for trade. Take care, Kelley. Now, I'll know what to look for! Natural Medicines. Russian thistle is a large and bushy annual broadleaf plant that is common in the Mojave Desert. The substance is called silibinin, and is derived from the milk thistle plant. After all, all the neighbors have them and they are on all the roadsides around here. Elsevier; 2021. https://www.clinicalkey.com. Human Health Issues. dave, I haven't seen the hummingbirds on it yet, but the bees and ladybugs love it. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) can look a lot like Italian thistle, especially as a seedling. The substance is called silibinin, and is derived from the milk thistle plant. That's why I like to leave a few around. What do you take the mild thistle for? I basically don't touch a plant unless I can find an identifying feature, like a flowerette or something coming out of it. Functioning of the liver can be affected with such diseases and in case of cats, the most common symptoms of liver disease include fatigue, loss of appetite, increased urination, bad breath, vomiting, pale-colored or gray-colored stools and weight loss. Thank you for your kind words. Milk thistle in a patch of poison hemlock. It is not known to be toxic. This content does not have an Arabic version. By the time the second set of leaves emerges, you can be sure of it. Thanks, urmilashukla, for stopping by to read and comment. In: Textbook of Natural Medicine. Lots of beautiful pictures and detailed information. I'll be sure to look up your other hub on hemlock. Ontario Weed Gallery: Bull Thistle Ontario Vegetation Management Association Weed Control Act - R.R.O. Usually some of the pieces are missing. I love the way you took pictures at different dates so you could show the milk thistle plant in various stages of development. https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/milk-thistle. If the dose is given within the first 24 hours, then it becomes possible to keep hepatic damage and death at bay. Does it grow in Ohio? And, like us, your dog’s liver filters toxins from their blood. Category: Perennials. Milk thistle is sold as an oral capsule, tablet and liquid extract. Voted up and shared. top. But, didn't realize all the white, poofy flowery plants around here were poisonous hemlock. . Canada thistle is a perennial . I'd not heard that Monarchs are attracted to milk thistles, but maybe there's something I don't know about that. Barbara Radisavljevic (author) from Templeton, CA on November 17, 2011: I just scratch the surface on the hemlock in this hub. My husband is also determined to eradicate it from our property, but I don't think he can get it all. That's why I hope to publish on that today or tomorrow. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) has been used medicinally for over 2,000 years for the treatment of liver and gallbladder disorders. Congrats on getting Hub of the Day! BLM Northwest Regional Noxious Weed Control EIS, Dec 1985 . Share on Pinterest. Since 1969 compounds of milk thistle have been available for medical use in Europe. Pub 505 - no; NE Weeds - no; Canadian Poison Plant - not listed ; Cornell Poison Plant - not listed; Distribution. However, these plant species are increasingly prevalent in Ontario. Seems I 'm always prowling this property and everywhere else with my to!, common ( Sonchus oleraceus ) - 06 ) the is another look at profile! 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