Arable milk thistle - Sonchus arvensis

#akkermelkdistel #sonchus #arvensis #plant #plantensoort #distel #natuur #natuurfotografie I met the arable milk thistle during a walk.
It was already in full bloom.
The flowering period is normally early June. So this one was there early.
The name arable milk thistle owes this thistle to the white milk juice that the plant releases when you pick a leaf.
The hollow stem of this plant also contains milk juice when you cut it. The hairs are sticky.

This arable milk thistle also has a prickly leaf, but is less sharp than other thistles.
The arable milk thistle is found in construction and grassland, but also in the dunes.