Common Sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus)


Sonchus Oleraceus, or more commonly know as Common 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 Oleraceus or Common Sowthistle's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands, 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) VI (I) CAN (I) SPM (I)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: N'EAST SWSS WSWS
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(UPL) 2(FACU) 3(FACU) 4(FACU) 5(FACU) 6(UPL*) 7(UPL*) 8(UPL) 9(UPL) 0(NI*) A(UPL) C(FAC) H(FACU)

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