« Back to Inside and Outside the Garden Walls
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) growing in Trie garden. The white veining on the leaves of this thistle was though to resemble spilt milk, and it was used to increase lactation in nursing mothers.
Hours and Directions |
Contact Us |
Terms and Conditions |
Career Opportunities |
Facility Rental |
Copyright © 2000–2011 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
1000 Fifth Avenue New York, New York 10028