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Sonchus Sow thistle
Asteraceae
Sonchus arvensis


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Asteraceae Family

Sonchus Genus

Location

This one was found in Utah.

Physical Description
Flower heads are yellow and range in size from half to one inch in diameter; the florets are all of ray type. Characterized by soft, somewhat irregularly lobed leaves that clasp the stem and, at least initially, form a basal rosette.




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Asteraceae
Asterales
Asterales
Star Order (Daisies)
Euasterids II
Euasterids II
Real Stars Group Two
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Groudsel or Dandelion-like Aster.
AKA Hare Thistles, Hare Lettuces, Puha, Rareke

The stem contains a milky sap.
Like the true thistles, sow thistles are in the family Asteraceae.

They are also edible to humans as a leaf vegetable; old leaves and stalks can be bitter but young leaves have a flavour similar to lettuce.
When cooked it tastes a little similar to chard.

Most livestock will readily devour sow thistle in preference to grass.

In many areas sow thistles are considered noxious weeds.
A heavy consumer of nitrogen in soil.
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Sonchus asper - Spiny Sow Thistle
Sonchus arvensis - Field or Perennial Sow Thistle
Sonchus dregeanus
Sonchus hydrophilus
Sonchus integrifolius
Sonchus kirkii - Puha or Rauriki
Sonchus nanus
Sonchus oleraceus - Common Sow Thistle
Sonchus tenerrimus
Sonchus wilmsii - Milk Thistle
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VIDEO: EatTheWeeds: Episode 04: Wild Lettuce Sow Thistle, Lactuca & Sonchus


Learn with Green Deane how to recognize and prepare wild lettuce and sow thistle, lactuca and sonchus, springtime salad ingredients, pot herbs and wild food. www.eattheweeds.com






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Sonchus Sow thistle - August 06, 2009



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Sonchus Sow thistle - Plant - June 30, 2009



Sonchus Sow thistle - Plant
Sonchus Sow thistle - Plant - June 30, 2009



Sonchus Sow thistle - Plant
Sonchus Sow thistle - Plant - June 30, 2009



Sonchus Sow thistle - Plant
Sonchus Sow thistle - Plant - June 30, 2009



Sonchus Sow thistle - Plant
Sonchus Sow thistle - Plant - June 30, 2009



Sonchus Sow thistle - Plant
Sonchus Sow thistle - Plant - June 30, 2009



Sonchus Sow thistle - Plant
Sonchus Sow thistle - Plant - June 30, 2009



Groudsel or Dandelion-like Aster - Plant
Groudsel or Dandelion-like Aster - Plant - June 07, 2009



Groudsel or Dandelion-like Aster - Plant
Groudsel or Dandelion-like Aster - Plant - June 07, 2009



Groudsel or Dandelion-like Aster - Plant
Groudsel or Dandelion-like Aster - Plant - June 04, 2009



Groudsel or Dandelion-like Aster - Plant
Groudsel or Dandelion-like Aster - Plant - June 04, 2009

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