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Sonchus oleraceus
common sow-thistle Aster Family
Sonchus oleraceus Asteraceae
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English common name
  •common sow-thistle
Spanish common names
  •cerraja
  •camorroja
  •cardenca
  •cardeña
accepted scientific name
  •Sonchus oleraceus L.
rules for finding collection records
  •Sonchus oleraceus (102)
family name
  •Asteraceae
Image Author: ©2004 Anthony Valois and the National Park Service
Image License: public domain
Image Source
Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is .75 to 1.25 inches
Leaf: Alternate
Plant Observed beginning of August thru end of May
Native to Eurasia and North Africa

How Likely at this Location (46%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
base map where plant found

Disturbed
Riparian
Desert
Forest
Rocky
Grassland
Brush
Sand
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