Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park


Sow Thistle
Sonchus arvensis
of the Daisy family
a perennial
10 -150 cm high
blooms July-October
likes cultivated and waste land, ditches
can be seen around the Park. This was by the Pond

This plant is distinguished by being the tallest of all of the dandelion-type flowers. Indeed it is a tall, handsome and imposing plant and one might get carried away admiring it if it wasn't for the fact that it is a rather a pest to gardeners and farmers. Once established it is very difficult to get rid of.