Spiny Sow-thistle (Sonchus asper)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Vegetable
Salad greens
Cooked greens
Edible Parts: Stem
Eating Methods: Raw
Pollinators: Hoverflies


Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Is this a vegetable? Or a weed? by Symphonicus Aug 2, 2019 3:16 PM 5
Is this the prickly wild lettuce? by MunSung1075 May 29, 2018 10:07 AM 16
Flower ID help, please! by Shoshi Jun 15, 2017 9:15 AM 7
Mystery plant by rlwycoff Dec 3, 2016 12:41 PM 11
Weed? by fahte May 11, 2016 7:24 PM 4
Sow Thistle (Sonchus asper) by Catmint20906 Jun 21, 2015 3:58 PM 7
Cirsium? by SCButtercup Apr 3, 2015 5:58 PM 17
Thistle ID by gingin May 11, 2014 2:39 PM 4

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