Taxon  Report   7682 
Sonchus oleraceus  L.
Common sow thistle,  Common sowthistle, Sow thistle
Sonchus oleraceus
© 2004 Laura Ann Eliassen
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Sonchus oleraceus
© 2008 Gary McDonald
Sonchus oleraceus
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Sonchus oleraceus, 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 oleraceus
© 2008 Gary McDonald
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Sonchus
Communities:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands: [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
More information about  Sonchus oleraceus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

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

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (SOOL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jun 26, 2016).

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