Northern Bushcraft

Sow Thistle

  • young leaves are edible raw.
  • young leaves are best after boiling in at least one change of water.
  • varieties in the Pacific Northwest include Perennial sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis), Prickly sow thistle (Sonchus asper) and Annual sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus).
  • grows by roadways and in disturbed areas.
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