Saturday, September 25, 2010

Perennial Sowthistle

Sonchus arvensis or perennial sowthistle is an invasive wildflower here in Minnesota that originally came from Eurasia.
It spreads quickly because of a deep root system and can displace native plants. For this reason it is considered as a primary noxious weed here in Minnesota. I photographed this plant at Purgatory Creek.

8 comments:

EG Wow said...

Very nice shot of this wildflower!

Dani said...

magnificent yellowness! Love it.

Thank you for sharing.

lotusleaf said...

Such a cheerful flower!

vincibene said...

Wonderful! I love the second picture!

Country Mouse Studio said...

I agree it's a beautiful flower too bad it's such a weed, we have it here too. great shot!

Pagan Sphinx said...

You captured that splendid yellow beautifully!


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Jama said...

It's so beautiful! I've seen them here in my country..

Danielle said...

aha! thanks for posting this! I've been calling them my "not dandelions," but now that I know what they are, I feel better able to take on their challenges!