Sow Thistle

Sonchus spp.

  • young leaves are edible raw.

  • young leaves are best after boiling in at least one change of water.

  • varieties in the Pacific Northwest include Perennial sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis), Prickly sow thistle (Sonchus asper) and Annual sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus).

  • grows by roadways and in disturbed areas.

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