Species: 

Sonchus asper

Common Name: 

spiny sowthistle

Systems Affected (standardized): 

forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, urban/garden, riparian/aquatic, cropland/pastureland

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

ALL

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Impacts: 


.Ecosystem change/ habitat alteration
Modification of successional patterns
Monoculture formation
Negatively impacts agriculture
Reduced native biodiversity
Threat to/ loss of native species

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

No economic uses are known for S. asper, making the risk of intentional introductions low. However, this cosmopolitan weed is a prolific seed producer and its tiny seeds can be easily dispersed by human activities, as a contaminant in crop and grass seed, a hitchhiker on footwear, or attached to animals, which increases the risk of spread

Info Blurb: 

This cosmopolitan weed is a prolific seed producer and the tiny seeds can be easily dispersed by human activities, as a contaminant in crop and grass seed, a hitchhiker on footwear, or attached to animals

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

BS

Present in OK?

Present in Bordering States?

OK, TX, NM, CO, KS, MO, AR, LA

Has Legal Status in BS?

NONE