Sonchus oleraceus

Sow thistle

Names and Myths

Sonchus based on greek word for hollow

Oleraceus used as a pot-herb

Natural history / Folklore

Native to Europe and Asia. Leaves boiled like spinach, a favored food of rabbits.17


June to October. Grows to 2 m, fields and waste places. Milky juice, yellow flower heads less than 2.5 cm across.

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