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Common Sowthistle

Sonchus oleraceus

Also known as

Smooth Sowthistle, Milk Thistle, Sow Thistle, Sow-Thistle, Annual Sowthistle, Common Milk Thistle, Hare's-Lettuce, Milk Weed, Pualele, Wild Lettuce

Sonchus February 2008-1 by Alvesgaspar (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

40cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Common Sowthistle Overview

This species grows as a wild flower in Britain & Northern Europe.