Sonchus asper

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Scientific Name Sonchus asper USDA PLANTS Symbol
SOAS
Common Name Spiny Sow-thistle ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
38424
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Weed native to Europe but found almost everywhere in North America; erect annual up to 2-1/2 ft tall, stems full of latex; lobed leaves with sharp spines at edges, 3 to 8 inches long; yellow flower heads resemble dandelions. Texas Status
Introduced

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