Yesterday's small hard bracts were only the first step in that direction. Here you see the extreme. Eat me? Nothing would dare. This milk-thistle also produces chemicals that in the stomachs of cattle or sheep will react and form poison. This entry beaks site tradition, and introduces a new flower on the blog page. So we need to say it's a Eurasian that has been found wild in AL, AR, AZ. CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MS, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV, AB, BC, NB, NS, ON, QC, and SK.