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Sonchus palustris (Marsh Sowthistle)


Wikipedia Abstract

Sonchus palustris, commonly known as marsh sowthistle, is a plant native to temperate regions of the Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Province of Xinjiang in western China. It has also become naturalized in a few locations in the Canadian Province of Ontario. Sonchus palustris can be found in damp peaty or silty soils rich in nitrogen. It is a perennial herb sometimes as much as 350 cm (almost 12 feet) tall. It produces an array of numerous flower heads, each with numerous yellow ray flowers but no disc flowers.
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Height [1]  4.92 feet (1.5 m)
Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Structure [3]  Herb
Light Preference [2]  Mostly Sunny
Soil Acidity [2]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [2]  Rich
Soil Moisture [2]  Damp

Protected Areas



Pollinated by 
Bombus lapidarius (Stone Humble-bee)[5]
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)[5]
Scaeva pyrastri[5]
Syrphus ribesii (Summer Fly)[5]
Syrphus vitripennis[5]


Parasitized by 
Coleosporium tussilaginis[5]
Golovinomyces cichoracearum[5]
Miyagia pseudosphaeria[5]


External References

USDA Plant Profile



Attributes / relations provided by
1PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish Plants: Status, Size, Life History, Geography and Habitats, M. O. Hill, C. D. Preston & D. B. Roy, Biological Records Centre, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (2004)
2ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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