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Common Sow-Thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)

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Other common names: Milk Thistle
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 1 to 8 ft.
Blooms: June to October
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size:  0.75 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Parts indistinct
Location: Allegheny Highlands Trail
Date:  8/10/2003
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Common Sow-Thistle may be easily confused with:
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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