Taxon  Report   10384 
Sonchus asper  (L.) Hill
spiny sowthistle
Sonchus asper, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
 

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 Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Sonchus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Sonchus asper ssp. asper
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Sonchus asper ssp. asper
PLANTS: Sonchus asper ssp. glaucescens
PLANTS: Sonchus nymanii
 Information about  Sonchus asper  from other sources:
Photos on Picasa / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

USDA PLANTS Profile (SOAS)

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Apr 23, 2014).

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