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Perennial Sow-thistle

Prefers disturbed or bare ground; once a common weed of cultivation.



Common Name Perennial Sow-thistle
Alternative Name(s) Corn Sow-thistle
Scientific Name Sonchus arvensis
Species Group Daisy Family Compositae
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Daisy family - Compositae
Status Occasional
Flower Colour Group Yellow
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
Preferred Environment
Look for Tall plant with clusters of dandeion-like flowers at the top
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Daisy Family Compositae