Calflora
Taxon  Report   12028 
Sonchus arvensis  L.  ssp. arvensis 
Field sowthistle
Sonchus arvensis ssp. arvensis
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
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Sonchus arvensis ssp. arvensis
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Sonchus arvensis ssp. arvensis
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Sonchus arvensis ssp. arvensis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

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Sonchus arvensis ssp. arvensis
© © 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Sonchus
Parent Record Sonchus arvensis
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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PLANTS: Sonchus arvensis var. shumovichii
More information about  Sonchus arvensis ssp. arvensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SOARA2)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 22, 2018).

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