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Spiny Sowthistle (Sonchus asper)

  • Spiny Sowthistle (Sonchus Asper) http://www.sagebud.com/spiny-sowthistle-sonchus-asper
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  • Spiny Sowthistle (Sonchus Asper) http://www.sagebud.com/spiny-sowthistle-sonchus-asper
    Credit: KENPEI | KENPEI's photo | License: CC-BY-SA-2.1-JP CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Spiny Sowthistle (Sonchus Asper) http://www.sagebud.com/spiny-sowthistle-sonchus-asper
    Credit: KENPEI | KENPEI's photo | License: CC-BY-SA-2.1-JP CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Spiny Sowthistle (Sonchus Asper) http://www.sagebud.com/spiny-sowthistle-sonchus-asper
    Credit: Bjoertvedt | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL
  • Spiny Sowthistle (Sonchus Asper) http://www.sagebud.com/spiny-sowthistle-sonchus-asper
    Credit: Bjoertvedt | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL
  • Spiny Sowthistle (Sonchus Asper) http://www.sagebud.com/spiny-sowthistle-sonchus-asper
    Credit: Johann Georg Sturm (Painter: Jacob Sturm) | Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen. | License: PD Old
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Sonchus Asper, or more commonly know as Spiny Sowthistle, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Sonchus. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Sonchus Asper or Spiny Sowthistle's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, specifically in the states of Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Sonchus
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) AK (I) HI (I) PR (I) CAN (I) SPM (I)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: KY NE&GP SWSS WSWS
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FAC) 2(FAC+) 3(FAC) 4(FACW) 5(FACW) 6(FAC-) 7(FACW) 8(FACU) 9(FAC-) 0(FAC) A(FACU) C(FAC) H(FACU)




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