Sonchus arvensis

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Field Sowthistle
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cichorieae
Genus: Sonchus
Species: S. arvensis
Binomial name
Sonchus arvensis

Sonchus arvensis (corn sow thistle, dindle, field sow thistle, gutweed, swine thistle, tree sow thistle, field sowthistle,[1] perennial sow-thistle[2] or field milk thistle [3]) is a medicinal plant. It is an invasive species in the Great Lakes region and was first sighted in 1865.[4]


  1. ^ Sonchus arvensis at USDA PLANTS Database
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (XLS) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  3. ^ Sonchus arvensis at Plants For A Future
  4. ^ "List of invasive species in the Great Lakes Great Lakes United / Union Saint-Laurent Grands Lacs". Retrieved 2009-02-07. 

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