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Sonchus Oleraceus

Botanical Name:

Sonchus oleraceus

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Characteristics

Plant Type

Annual or biennial herb, 0.1–1.4 m high; stems (glaucous) green with reddish or purplish tinge, slightly succulent, hollow, stout and erect, simple or branched, ridged, glabrous or sometimes glandular-setose near the inflorescence.

Lifespan

Annual

Fruit

Achenes (reddish)brown, narrowly obovoid, slightly flattened, 2.5–4 mm long, ribbed, minutely muricate; pappus white, 7–8 mm long.

Taxonomy

Order

Asterales

Family

Asteraceae

Genus

Sonchus

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