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Taxon: Sonchus arvensis L.

Genus: Sonchus
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Cichorioideae tribe: Cichorieae subtribe: Hyoseridinae.
Nomen number: 34932
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:793. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 22-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-Mar-2012
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AK*°, AZ*°, CA*°, CO*°, CT°, HI*°, IA*°, ID*°, IL*°, IN°, KS°, MA°, ME°, MI*°, MN*°, ND°, NV*°, OH°, OR°, PA°, RI°, SD*°, VT°, WA*, WI°, WV°, WY*°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • corn sow thistle   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English
  • field sow thistle   (Source: F Canada ) – English
  • perennial sow thistle   (Source: State Noxweed Seed ) – English
  • laiteron des champs   (Source: L Noms French ed7 ) – French
  • gewöhnliche Acker-Gänsedistel   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • serralha   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • åkermolke   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Faroe Islands; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia]; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Malesia: Indonesia; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - South Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec; St. Pierre and Miquelon
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California, Nevada, Utah
  • PACIFIC
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Southern South America: Argentina - Mendoza; Chile

References:

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Check other web resources for Sonchus arvensis L.:


Images:

  • Fruits: Seed ID Workshop image, from Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?34932 (02 September 2014)

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