Sonchus asper Hill

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sonchus asper (L.) Hill
  • Common name : Milk Thistle
  • Vernacular name : Dudhi, Dodak, Titlia (Hindi); oosithagarai (Tamil); Ratrinta (Telugu); Varapputhannel (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Common weed
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • World Distribution : Cosmopolitan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Sonchus asper. Downloaded on 23 October 2019.

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