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Likes wet heavy loams and rich clays. Scattered but serious where it does occur.

Perennial sowthistle - young 1. Readily grows from root fragments but where seedlings occur, cotyledons are smooth, oval and short stalked. They are reddish-purple on the margins and light green in colour.
Perennial sowthistle 2 2. First leaves are also a long oval shape and short stalked, with a shiny appearance. True leaves are long and narrow, with toothed margins and form a rosette prior to stem extension and flowering.


Perennial sowthistle - mature 3. This perennial is tall with bright yellow flowers, which are larger than those of the annual sowthistle species.


Identify Broad-Leaved Weeds

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