Irish wildflowers

Smooth Sow-thistle
Sonchus oleraceus
Bleachtán mín
Family: Asteraceae

Flowering: June-October. Annual, occasionally biennial. Native.

Numerous pale yellow flowers, followed by seedheads with unbranched hairs.
Wavy-edged leaves clasping stem, more/less lobed, blue-greenish.
Pointed bases. Hollow stems filled with milky-white latex. Height: 20-150 cm.

Very common on arable land, waste ground, roadsides, gardens.

Similar: Prickly Sow-thistle, S. asper
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