PlantsSonchus→Smooth Sow Thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)

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Botanical names:
Sonchus oleraceus Accepted
Sonchus angustissimus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 2-10 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Vegetable
Salad greens
Cooked greens
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Stem
Eating Methods: Raw
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Depth to plant seed: Sow on soil surface or cover with thin layer of soil.
Other info: No stratification needed.
Pollinators: Flies


Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Lactuca? by Jolene009 Feb 24, 2019 9:52 AM 3
What plant is this? by Cliffrowands Nov 23, 2017 3:01 PM 2
what is this plant called? by Maria18 Nov 13, 2017 3:56 PM 2
Yellow flower, almost thistle-like by threegardeners Jul 30, 2016 1:22 PM 14
Weed? by fahte May 11, 2016 7:24 PM 4
Any ideas? by threegardeners Jul 5, 2013 2:47 AM 27

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