Prickly Sow -Thistle
Also known as
rough milk thistle, spiny sowthistle, sharp-fringed sow thistle, spiny-leaved sow thistle, Prickly sowthistle, Sowthistle
Sonchus asper saint-fuscien 80 19052007 4 by Olivier Pichard (CC BY-SA 3.0)
16 months to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Prickly Sow -Thistle Overview
Sonchus asper can be either an annual or biennial flowering plant that mostly considered a weed. It is a native plant from the temperate areas of Europe through to the east coast of Russia and including north Africa. It has since naturalised to temperate areas around the world. Its leaves are edible and can be treated as a leaf vegetable.
How to propagate Prickly Sow -Thistle
Special features of Prickly Sow -Thistle
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Prickly Sow -Thistle
Wildflower/meadow, edible, food for livestock.