Latin name: Sonchus asper (L.) Hill ssp. asper
  Pronunciation: SON-kus AS-per

  Common name: Prickly sow-thistle
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Common weed in slightly moist places, along
  stream channels, naturalized from Europe

  Blooming period: Most months
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Sonchus  2) asper
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