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Sow Thistle (Sonchus arvensis) 

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This is the tall "dandelion" that most of us are familiar with.  Sometimes the plants can reach five feet, but they are usually around 3-4 feet tall.  The seeds and seed heads also resemble dandelions.  The leaves are variably shaped but often with prickles.   All three Michigan species are from Europe.




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