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Sonchus oleraceus L.

Synonyms

Carduus amplexicaulis, Sonchus angustissimus, Sonchus asper, Sonchus australis, Sonchus ciliatus, Sonchus fabrae, Sonchus glaber, Sonchus gracilis, Sonchus lacerus, Sonchus laevis, Sonchus longifolius, Sonchus macrotus, Sonchus mairei, Sonchus pallescens, Sonchus parviflorus, Sonchus reversus, Sonchus rivularis, Sonchus roseus, Sonchus royleanus, Sonchus runcinatus, Sonchus schimperi, Sonchus schmidianus, Sonchus spinulifoius, Sonchus spinulifolius, Sonchus subbipinnatifidus, Sonchus sundaicus, Sonchus tenerrimus, Sonchus umbellifer, Sonchus zacinthoides

Common names

Jeidaid, khas al wiz, Smooth Sow Thistle, wild lettuce

Extract from Wikipedia article

Sonchus oleraceus (common sowthistle, sow thistle, smooth sow thistle, annual sow thistle, hare's colwort, hare's thistle, milky tassel, swinies) is native to Asia and Europe. The Latin name Sonchus refers to the hollow stem, while oleraceus refers to its good taste. The common name sow thistle refers to its attractiveness to swine, and the similarity of the leaf to younger thistle plants. The common name hare's thistle refers to its purported beneficial effects on hare and rabbits.

LinkSmooth sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkFlowers of Smooth sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkFlower of smooth sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkSmooth sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, January 9, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkFruits of smooth sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya Farms. Qatar, January 16, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkLeaves of smooth sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya Farms. Qatar, January 16, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkSmooth sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 20, 2015
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkSeed head of smooth sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) in a roadside depression east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, January 23, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkSmooth sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) grown near acacia tree in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
LinkSmooth sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) on sidewalk on Al Sham Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 31, 2016
Location on mapsAl Sham St, Doha, Qatar

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