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Sonchus

Sonchus L.

 

Sow Thistle

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusSonchusGreek for “sowthistle”

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Sonchus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Oct 2011.

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Sonchus L. (Sow Thistle)

Sow Thistle (Sonchus) · 9/18/2009 · Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 4½ × 3" (11 × 7.9 cm) Species not yet identified

Sonchus L. (Sow Thistle)

Sow Thistle (Sonchus) · 9/18/2009 · Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 2½ × 1¾" (7.2 × 5 cm) Species not yet identified

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