Latin name: Sonchus oleraceus L.
  Pronunciation: SON-kus oh-ler-AY-see-us

  Common name: Sow-thistle
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Abundant weed in waste places and
  gardens, naturalized from Europe

  Blooming period: Most of the year
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Sonchus
  2) oleraceus
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