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Sonchus oleraceus Commonly known as common sow-thistle

Weed Classification

Noxious Weed Class Not designated a New Mexico noxious weed
Weed Type forb
Found in rangeland
Duration annual or biennial
Juice milky
Spines, Thorns, and Prickles leaves
Growth Habit at Maturity spreading
Leaf Arrangement alternate Show example photo
Leaf Type not lobed,lobed Show example photo
Presence of Leaf Tendils absent Show example photo
Leaf Succulence not succulent
Stem Shape round
Flower Color yellow
Flower Symmetry symmetric Show example photo

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