Common Sow Thistle


Name: Common Sow Thistle

Scientific name: Sonchus

Type: Herb

Color: Green,Yellow

Habitat: Cultivated Areas

Size: 30 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Perennial herb. Flowering. Apr–May. Status: Introduced. Rare. Not in other Gulf areas. Habitat & distribution: Reported from a farm near Al Khor by El Amin. Notes: A typographical error in El Amin’s book inadvertently put this species into the genus Senecio, but the record in any case is doubtful as this species is not recorded elsewhere in the Gulf.