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Photo of the first week of February 2012

The Sow Thistle in times of winter



Sonchus arvensis - © Norbert Pousseur

... humble plant ditches, ignored the look, and yet ...       Photographie Norbert Pousseur

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The Sow Thistle - Sonchus arvensis - Cichoriaceae (Compositae), its botanical names - grows everywhere (path, vineyards, fields, rubble) and is distinguished by its yellow flowers and white egrets that envollent wind . Plant modest one of its varieties formerly cultivated as a salad. The name 'sow' comes from the fact that the broken stem exudes a milky sap (as many salads and dandelions ...).



Photos for the week 5 of 2012

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