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Sonchus asper ssp. asper

Prickly Sow Thistle, chinita

Sonchus asper ssp. asper

Life form2, 3: forb, annual
Habitat: disturbed areas, washes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: lanceolate
leaf surface3: smooth
leaf margin3: pinnatifid and spiny
Flower color2: yellow
Flowering period2: winter and spring
Armament2, 3: spiny leaves
Family1, 2, 3: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Compositae (composite family)
Status: introduced,common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

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