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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Sonchus asper
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Sonchus asper
© 2005 Steve Matson
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:
USDA PLANTS Profile (SOAS)

Photos on CalPhotos / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

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

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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 California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 20, 2014).

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