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Sonchus arvensis subsp. uliginosus (Corn Sow Thistle)

Synonyms: Sonchus arvensis f. glabrescens; Sonchus arvensis var. glabrescens; Sonchus uliginosus

Wikipedia Abstract

Sonchus arvensis, the field milk thistle, field sowthistle, perennial sow-thistle, corn sow thistle, dindle, gutweed, swine thistle, or tree sow thistle, is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family Asteraceae. Sonchus arvensis is native to Europe, where it is widespread across most of the continent. It has also become naturalized in many other regions, and is considered an invasive noxious weed in some places. The plant produces conspicuous yellow flowers that are visited by various types of insects, especially hoverflies of the genus Eristalis.
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Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Pollinators [1]  Bees, Flies, Lepidoptera, Beetles, Bats
Structure [3]  Herb
Usage [1]  The plant is said to have insecticidal properties;
Height [1]  3.936 feet (1.2 m)
Light Preference [2]  Mostly Sunny
Soil Acidity [2]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [2]  Intermediate
Soil Moisture [2]  Moist
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1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
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
5Foraging ecology of bison at the landscape and plant community levels: the applicability of energy maximization principles, Daniel Fortin, John M. Fryxell, Lloyd O’Brodovich, Dan Frandsen, Oecologia (2003) 134:219–227
6New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
7Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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