Common Sow Thistle

Latin Name:

Sonchus oleraceus

Manx Name:

bee-muck

Season:

April - November

Locations where this species is found:
Port St Mary, Port Soderick

A common weed with a flower similar to a dandelion. Recognizable by its spiny flower heads and leaves.
The Manx name for this flower is "bee-muck", which means "pig food". As well as being eaten by animals, this plant can also be used in Chinese cooking.
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