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Also known as hare thistles or hare lettuces. They are annual herbs. All are characterized by soft, somewhat irregularly lobed leaves that clasp the stem and, at least initially, form a basal rosette. The stem contains a milky sap. Flower heads are yellow and range in size from half to one inch in diameter; the florets are all of ray type. Sow thistles are common roadside plants. Like the true thistles, sow thistles are in the family Asteraceae.
road side, meadows
Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/400 sec.; f/10; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Focal Length: 300.0 mm.