Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Generally speaking, sowthistles resemble yellow-flowered wild lettuces (genus Lactuca), but the heads are much broader. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Field Sowthistle, Perennial Sowthistle
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Bruce A. Sorrie bas_sonchus_arvensis2
August Rensselaer County NY
Heads 30-50mm across in flower. Phyllaries and peduncles glabrous, per Weakley's Flora (2015).