Sonchus brachyotus is a perennial found in areas such as E. Asia - China, Japan, Siberia. A member of the Compositae family, Sonchus brachyotus DC does not go by a known (to us) common name. The perennial can grow to a height of 0.6 meters and up to meters wide. The preferred habitat of Sunny grassy places and cultivated fields all over Japan., with LMH soil and moisture levels. .
The plant is a zone hardy plant that has medicinal uses - the medicinal usage rating of is 1A decoction of the whole plant is used to treat stomach problems, dermatitis, inflammation, ulcers etc.
Sonchus brachyotus is a non flowering plant which is pollinated by Insects.
The plant has an edibility rating of 1Young leaves and stem tops - raw or cooked. Root - cooked.
Cultivation tips: We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will succeed in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in most soils in a sunny position.
The plant should best be propagated by Seed - sow spring in situ. Division in spring.
Young leaves and stem tops - raw or cooked. Root - cooked.