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Spiny-leaved Sow Thistle

Sonchus asper

Note the very spiny leaves that totally enfold the ribbed stem. Compare with the Commom Sow Thistle where the leaves merely embrace the stem.

  • Colour: yellow
  • Habitat: universal
  • Flower Size: 1-2 cm
  • Flower Time: Jun - Oct
  • Seed Matures: Jul-
  • Seed Colour: white
  • Height: 30 - 150 cm
  • Image Location: trails
  • Flower Form: daisy-like
  • Availability: common

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