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Plant Name:

Sow Thistle

Latin Name:

Sonchus oleraceus, arvensis

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Sonchus is a genus of flowering plants in the tribe Cichorieae within the family Asteraceae and are commonly known as sow thistles. Sowthistles are annual, biennial or perennial herbs, with or without rhizomes and a few are even woody.