Seeds of milk thistle (Silybum Adans) are dispersed by the wind in Sorek river.
Seeds are ordinarily dispersed intact with the fruiting body, the cypsela. Wind dispersal is common (anemochory) assisted by a hairy pappus.
For many centuries extracts of milk thistle have been recognized as "liver tonics."Research into the biological activity of silymarin and its possible medical uses has been conducted in many countries since the 1970s, but the quality of the research has been uneven. Milk thistle has been reported to have protective effects on the liver and to greatly improve its function. It is typically used to treat liver cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis (liver inflammation), toxin-induced liver damage including the prevention of severe liver damage from Amanita phalloides ('death cap' mushroom poisoning), and gallbladder disorders
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rbassin (22527) 2012-04-11 3:56
Une très belle photo, bon réglage de la profondeur.
J'aime bien le flou dans des tonalités vertes.
Bonne netteté sur la fleur
drizzless (122) 2012-04-14 10:43
Great detail and sharpness, it clearly shows how well guarded the seeds are. Brilliant plant and brilliant photo.
Have a good day
- Copyright: Assi Dvilanski (asival) (5307)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-20
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-11 3:16