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Sonchus tenerrimus - L.

Common Name Clammy Sow Thistle, Slender sowthistle
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Shady walls and rocks in Israel.
Range S. Europe - Italy.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Sonchus tenerrimus Clammy Sow Thistle, Slender sowthistle


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Sonchus tenerrimus Clammy Sow Thistle, Slender sowthistle

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Sonchus tenerrimus is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in). 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.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw[173, 177]. Used in salads[2].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will succeed in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in most soils in a sunny position.

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ.

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 NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Sonchus arvensisField Milk Thistle, Field sowthistle, Moist sowthistlePerennial1.2 0-0  LMHSNM213
Sonchus asperPrickly Sow Thistle, Spiny sowthistleAnnual0.5 0-0  LMHSNM210
Sonchus brachyotus Perennial0.6 -  LMH M11 
Sonchus kirkiiShore Sow Thistle 0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Sonchus oleraceusSow Thistle, Common sowthistleBiennial1.0 0-0  LMHNM222

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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