Sonchus oleraceus

Common name: 

Common Sow Thistle

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions ?except Snowfields (all grids) also naturalised in WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Weed of disturbed areas1

Flower description:

Yellow1

Habit:

Annual herb 20-140 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The leaves of this species are thin and have lobes, with the terminal lobe being much larger than lateral lobes1

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Conservation status:

Introduced

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria