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Sonchus arvensis L.

Synonym
  • Sonchus vulgaris Rouy, nom. illeg.
  • Sonchus vulgaris subsp. arvensis (L.) Rouy
  • Sonchus decorus Castagne
  • Sonchus ketzkhovelii Schchian
Vernacular Name
Field Milk Thistle, Field Sowthistle, Perennial Sow-thistle, Corn Sow Thistle, Dindle, Gutweed, Swine Thistle, Tree Sow Thistle
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Conservation status
No status defined
Value of species
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Detail
Occurrence: ?Ab(A), AE(G), Al, Ar, Au(A, L), Be(B, L), BH, ?Bl(N), Br, Bu, By, Cg, -Co, Cs, Ct, ?Cy, Da, Es, Fa, Fe, Ga(C, F), Ge, Gg, Gr, Hb(E, N), He, Ho, Hs(S), Hu, It, La, Lt, Mk, Mo, No, Po, Rf(C, CS, E, K, N, NW, S), Rm, Sa, Sk, Sl, Sr, Su, Tu(A, E), Uk(K, U), [Hs(S), aIs, Si(M)] (EuroMed, 2018). A species of flowering plant in the daisy family Asteraceae. S. arvensis often occurs in annual crops in the northern parts of Europe and may cause substantial yield losses. Sonchus arvensis is native to Europe, where it is widespread across most of the continent. It has also become naturalized in many other regions, and is considered an invasive noxious weed in some places. The plant produces conspicuous yellow flowers that are visited by various types of insects, especially hoverflies of the genus Eristalis.
Book reference
  • Кузярін О.Т. Судинні рослини території торфовища "Білогорща” (м. Львів) // Наукові основи збереження біотичної різноманітності. - 2010. - Т.1(8), №1. - С.75-90.
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Experts
  • Alexander KUZYARIN, Dr, e-mail: kuzyarin@gmail.com

Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Plantae
Viridiplantae
Tracheophyta
Euphyllophytina
Magnoliopsida
Asterales
Asteraceae (=Compositae)
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