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Useful Temperate Plants

Sonchus tenerrimus

L.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Sonchus arborescens Salzm. ex Ball

Sonchus charmelii Sennen & Mauricio

Sonchus dianae Lacaita ex Willk.

Sonchus italicus Spreng.

Sonchus pectinatus DC.

Sonchus perennis (Lange) A.W.Hill

Sonchus septenensis Gand.

Sonchus tener Salisb.

Sonchus tenuifolius Nutt.

Sonchus zollikoferioides Rouy

Common Name: Clammy Sow Thistle

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General Information

Sonchus tenerrimus is an annual to perennial plant that can grow up to 80 cm tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

50
Title
Flora Europaea
Publication
 
Author
?
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1964
ISBN
-
Description
An immense work in 6 volumes (including the index). The standard reference flora for Europe, it is very terse though and with very little extra information. Not for the casual reader.

Range

Found all round the Mediteranean except most of the Balkans, extending into Macaronesia

Habitat

Shady walls and rocks in Israel.

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitAnnual/Perennial
Height0.80 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Sonchus tenerrimus is a moderately cold-hardy plant, able to tolerate temperatures down to around -15°c when fully dormant. It grows best in a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and cool, moist winters.
Succeeds in most soils in a sunny position.

Edible Uses

Leaves - raw[
173
Title
Native Edible Plants of New Zealand.
Publication
 
Author
Crowe. A.
Publisher
Hodder and Stoughton
Year
1990
ISBN
0-340-508302
Description
A very well written and illustrated book based on the authors own experiments with living on a native diet.
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177
Title
Plants for Human Consumption
Publication
 
Author
Kunkel. G.
Publisher
Koeltz Scientific Books
Year
1984
ISBN
3874292169
Description
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
]. Used in salads[
2
Title
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World.
Publication
 
Author
Hedrick. U. P.
Publisher
Dover Publications
Year
1972
ISBN
0-486-20459-6
Description
Lots of entries, quite a lot of information in most entries and references.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2021-07-26. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Sonchus+tenerrimus>

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