Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3375

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Rare

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

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Invasive?

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

Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Field Sow-thistle, Perennial Sow-thistle