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Sonchus kirkii - Hamlin.

Common Name Shore Sow Thistle
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range New Zealand.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Sonchus kirkii Shore Sow Thistle


Sonchus kirkii Shore Sow Thistle

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Sonchus kirkii is a . The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[173].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will succeed in Britain. This species does not appear in the 'Flora of New Zealand and there must be some doubts over the validity of its name[K]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. This species is nt in the IOPI list of accepted plant names. Succeeds in most soils in a sunny position.

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but it would probably succeed from an outdoor sowing in mid spring in situ. Only just cover the seed. If you only have a small quantity of seed then it would be safer to sow this in a cold frame in the winter. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer. Division in spring.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Sonchus arvensisField Milk Thistle, Field sowthistle, Moist sowthistle21
Sonchus asperPrickly Sow Thistle, Spiny sowthistle21
Sonchus brachyotus 11
Sonchus oleraceusSow Thistle, Common sowthistle22
Sonchus tenerrimusClammy Sow Thistle, Slender sowthistle10

 

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