Prickly Sow-Thistle

Latin Name:

Sonchus asper

Manx Name:

Bainney-muc caulgagh

Season:

June - August

Locations where this species is found:
Glen Maye, Bradda Head

This tall thistle is distinguished from other sow thistles by its shiny, prickly leaves. Its stems have a milky sap that gives it one of its other common names: "rough milk thistle".

Sow thistles are edible, but become very bitter when older.

The Manx name for this plant is "Bainney-muc caulgagh".
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