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Sonchus oleraceus

Sonchus oleraceus

Description:

Brown-redish and tuberculated achenes, about 4mm long with white hairs (more than 100) of about 9 mm long, these hairs are specialized structures for wind dispersal. It is a weed that was introduced from Europe.

Habitat:

it is associated to agriculture sites and gaps in forests as well as on roads and perturbated sites.

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3 Comments

YurianaMartínez
YurianaMartínez 9 years ago

thanks jellyfish :P

Jellyfishnebula
Jellyfishnebula 9 years ago

That is awesome!

YurianaMartínez
YurianaMartínez 9 years ago

forgot to write that this pic was taken with estereoscopic microscope!

YurianaMartínez
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YurianaMartínez

Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Spotted on Jan 18, 2013
Submitted on Jan 18, 2013

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