Sonchus asper

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusSonchus
SpeciesSonchus asper (L.) Hill
Common NameRauhe Gänsedistel, spiny sowthistle
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Sonchus asper subsp. asper Sonchus asper subsp. asper (L.) Hill
Sonchus asper subsp. glaucescens Sonchus asper subsp. glaucescens (Jord.) Ball
Sonchus nymanii Sonchus nymanii

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Allen (KY), Ballard (KY), Barren (KY), Bell (KY), Bracken (KY), Calloway (KY), Campbell (KY), Clark (KY), Clinton (KY), Cumberland (KY), Edmonson (KY), Estill (KY), Floyd (KY), Fulton (KY), Garrard (KY), Grant (KY), Graves (KY), Jackson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), Knott (KY), Laurel (KY), Lawrence (KY), Lee (KY), Lewis (KY), Lincoln (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Marion (KY), Menifee (KY), Monroe (KY), Montgomery (KY), Pike (KY), Pulaski (KY), Robertson (KY), Rowan (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Anderson (TN), Blount (TN), Bradley (TN), Campbell (TN), Carroll (TN), Carter (TN), Clay (TN), Coffee (TN), DeKalb (TN), Dickson (TN), Dyer (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Greene (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamblen (TN), Hamilton (TN), Haywood (TN), Humphreys (TN), Jackson (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Lake (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Lincoln (TN), McMinn (TN), Madison (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Maury (TN), Montgomery (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Sevier (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Sullivan (TN), Sumner (TN), Tipton (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Washington (TN), Wayne (TN), Weakley (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, MTSU, UOS, APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, TENN, UCHT, UTM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1964 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100779204 Menifee Kentucky 05 Jun 2017 Thomas McFadden
515
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297579 Montgomery Kentucky 03 Sep 1984 Julian Campbell
1251
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100723368 Garrard Kentucky 02 May 2011 W. W. Overbeck
1177
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297330 Jefferson Kentucky 21 Jun 2005 Patricia D. Haragan
2579
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297348 Barren Kentucky 10 Jun 1993 Charles J. Lapham
96
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297520 Lincoln Kentucky 30 Sep 2003 Timothy J. Weckman
8259
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297421 Estill Kentucky 26 May 1987 R. G. Guetig
109
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297454 Estill Kentucky 17 Jun 1987 R. G. Guetig
235
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297611 Robertson Kentucky 20 Jun 2002 Timothy J. Weckman
7359
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297462 Fulton Kentucky 16 Jul 1979 Raymond Athey
4374
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297561 Marion Kentucky 06 Jun 2003 Timothy J. Weckman
8116
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297496 Knott Kentucky 21 Jun 2001 Timothy J. Weckman
6564
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297447 Estill Kentucky 04 Oct 1987 R. G. Guetig
493
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297488 Jackson Kentucky 01 Jul 1987 Joe Abner
851
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297470 Graves Kentucky 11 May 1971 Elizabeth M. Browne
71E2.10
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297389 Cumberland Kentucky 01 May 1999 Ross C. Clark
24348
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297405 Cumberland Kentucky 24 May 1999 Ross C. Clark
24558
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297363 Clark Kentucky 01 Sep 2000 Timothy J. Weckman
6122
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297512 Lee Kentucky 28 May 1993 Gary W. Libby
158
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297538 Madison Kentucky 23 Jun 1982 Ronald L. Jones
3650
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297595 Pike Kentucky 09 Jun 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
8596.5
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297371 Clinton Kentucky 13 May 1999 Mark A. Gorton
99-216
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297504 Laurel Kentucky 16 May 1979 Richard H. Hannan
1714
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297413 Estill Kentucky 26 May 1987 R. G. Guetig
99
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297439 Estill Kentucky 17 Jun 1987 R. G. Guetig
274
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297587 Pike Kentucky 22 May 1964 J. L. Gentry Jr.
1371
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297553 Madison Kentucky 12 Jun 1993 D. Collinsworth
43
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297603 Pike Kentucky 09 Jun 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
85990
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297546 Madison Kentucky 23 Jul 1977 J. Stuart Lassetter
2661
EKY
Sonchus asper
31234100297355 Calloway Kentucky 28 Jun 1985 Raymond Athey
5112
EKY
Sonchus asper
BEREA009249 Clark Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009251 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009246 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009255 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009256 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009258 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009259 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009266 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009262 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009268 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009260 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009265 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009264 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009254 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
31234100297397 Cumberland Kentucky 05 Oct 1997 James B. Beck
353
EKY
Sonchus asper
BEREA009267 Monroe Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009263 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009261 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009252 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009253 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009250 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009245 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009247 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009257 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 19 May 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Sonchus asper
ETSU008144 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Sonchus asper
31973000005991 Lewis Kentucky 01 Jul 1983 Buddell, George
3038
KNK
Sonchus asper
31973000005989 Rowan Kentucky 27 Oct 1999 Thieret, John
60836
KNK
Sonchus asper
31973000005986 Lawrence Kentucky 23 May 1993 Thieret, John
53331
KNK
Sonchus asper
BEREA009244 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
BEREA009248 Clark Kentucky
BEREA
Sonchus asper
ETSU007130 Unicoi Tennessee 23 Jun 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Sonchus asper
N/A Carter Tennessee 18 Oct 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Sonchus asper
ETSU008145 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Sonchus asper
31973000005982 Campbell Kentucky 29 Sep 1997 Naczi, Robert
7013
KNK
Sonchus asper
31973000005988 Floyd Kentucky 05 Jul 1979 Hils, Matthew
51
KNK
Sonchus asper
31973000005978 Kenton Kentucky 24 Jun 1978 Applegarth, Patrick
336
KNK
Sonchus asper
31973000005983 Campbell Kentucky 28 Sep 1998 Naczi, Robert
7700
KNK
Sonchus asper
31973000005981 Kenton Kentucky 04 Jul 1978 Applegarth, Patrick
394
KNK
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238982 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238966 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238970 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238965 Lincoln Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
31973000005979 Grant Kentucky 07 Jun 1994 Thieret, John
57427
KNK
Sonchus asper
31973000005977 Bracken Kentucky 05 Jun 1983 Buddell, George
2035
KNK
Sonchus asper
31973000005980 Grant Kentucky 06 Jun 1997 Buddell, George
7931
KNK
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238961 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238941 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238968 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238972 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238969 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238957 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238962 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238974 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238953 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238946 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238954 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0239023 Allen Kentucky
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238948 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238985 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238967 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238959 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238963 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238956 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238949 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238971 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238979 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0239021 Calloway Kentucky
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238983 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0239031 Bell Kentucky
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0241524 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238973 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238976 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0239020 Kentucky
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238981 Tipton Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238940 Bradley Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238942 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238964 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238960 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238978 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238975 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238955 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238945 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238950 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238939 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238977 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238938 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238952 Hamblen Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0239022 Pike Kentucky
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238943 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238944 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0239032 Graves Kentucky
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238984 Wayne Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238980 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238958 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238951 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0238947 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
APSC0090448 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0022779 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0090447 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0022776 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0022789 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0022778 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0102529 Putnam Tennessee
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0112980 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0022781 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0022782 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0100457 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0022777 Giles Tennessee
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0022786 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0090449 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0084825 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0069055 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0022780 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0102133 Wilson Tennessee
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0101999 Pike Kentucky
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0090446 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0118934 Todd Kentucky 07 Jun 2019 Mason Brock
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0090445 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0022784 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0022788 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Sonchus asper
APSC0112028 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Sonchus asper
HTTU004011 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Sonchus asper
HTTU004012 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Sonchus asper
HTTU024620 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Sonchus asper
HTTU025450 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Sonchus asper
HTTU004016 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Sonchus asper
HTTU004015 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Sonchus asper
HTTU004018 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Sonchus asper
MTSU022310 Anderson Tennessee 21 Apr 2012 Natalie Rich
42
MTSU
Sonchus asper
MTSU022314 Rutherford Tennessee 06 Jul 1981 Joao M. C. Ribeiro
43
MTSU
Sonchus asper
UCHT029869 DeKalb Tennessee
UCHT
Sonchus asper
UCHT029872 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Sonchus asper
UCHT039806 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Sonchus asper
UCHT039804 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Sonchus asper
UCHT029876 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Sonchus asper
UCHT029879 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Sonchus asper
UCHT029870 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Sonchus asper
UCHT029877 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Sonchus asper
HTTU013124 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Sonchus asper
HTTU004017 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Sonchus asper
HTTU027776 Lake Tennessee
HTTU
Sonchus asper
HTTU013123 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Sonchus asper
HTTU024619 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Sonchus asper
MTSU022312 Rutherford Tennessee 25 Apr 1995 Kenya Beverly
MTSU
Sonchus asper
MTSU022311 Wilson Tennessee 09 Apr 2012 Nancy Duke
44
MTSU
Sonchus asper
TENN-V-0244346 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Sonchus asper
UCHT029871 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Sonchus asper
UCHT035596 Dickson Tennessee
UCHT
Sonchus asper
UCHT029873 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Sonchus asper
UCHT029874 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Sonchus asper
UCHT029875 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Sonchus asper
UOS01389 Franklin Tennessee 03 Jul 2013 Jon Evans
UOS
Sonchus asper
UOS01391 Franklin Tennessee 15 Jun 1996 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Sonchus asper
UOS01390 Van Buren Tennessee 23 May 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Sonchus asper
UTM02720 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Sonchus asper
UTM02719 Fulton Kentucky
UTM
Sonchus asper
UTM02127 Madison Tennessee
UTM
Sonchus asper
UTM02721 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Sonchus asper
UOS01388 Franklin Tennessee 31 May 1998 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Sonchus asper
N/A Coffee Tennessee 10 Sep 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Sonchus asper
UTM02122 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Sonchus asper
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Sonchus asper - Dwayne Estes
Sonchus asper - Dwayne Estes
Sonchus asper - Dwayne Estes
Sonchus asper - Dwayne Estes
Sonchus asper - Dwayne Estes
Sonchus asper - Dwayne Estes
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw
Sonchus asper - Joey Shaw