Carolinas and Georgia

3847

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sonchus arvensis var. glabrescens   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sonchus arvensis ssp. uliginosus   FAMILY Asteraceae_

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-08-001:
Sonchus arvensis   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Sonchus uliginosus

 

COMMON NAME:
Field Sowthistle, Perennial Sowthistle


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Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -


Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Dark brown
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Sonchus arvensis var. glabrescens   FAMILY Asteraceae_

Field Sowthistle, Perennial Sowthistle