France; Portugal; Spain; Baleares (Ibiza & Formentera, Mallorca, Menorca); Italy; Corsica; Sardinia; Sicily; Slovenia; Croatia; Montenegro; Albania; Morocco; Algeria; Tunisia; Libya; Chad (Tibesti); Armenia; Azerbaijan (incl. Nachichevan); Java [I]; South Africa [I] (widespread); Namibia [I]; Egypt (Desert Oases, Eastern Desert); Iran (EC-Iran, NE-Iran: Mts., N-Iran, S-Iran, W-Iran); Iraq (NE-Iraq, NW-Iraq); Israel (coastal W-Israel, Rift Valley); Jordania (S-Jordania, W-Jordania); Saudi Arabia (Dahana, NE-Saudi Arabia, N-Saudi Arabia); Syria (C-Syrian Desert, Jazira); Afghanistan (Badakshan, Baghlan, Balkh, Bamyan, Farah, Faryab, Ghazni, Helmand, Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, Laghman, Logar, Paktia / Khost, Parwan, Samangan); Pakistan (Baluchistan, N. W. Frontier Prov.); Tajikistan as per Catalogue of Life;


Pl. check with comparative images at Blumea

Someone identified it as Sonchus maritimus.

Sonchus maritimus L. looks good! GBIF

Difficult to say without flower heads, has it been reported from Pakistan, at least not from India.

Some leaves of S. arvensis may look like this’ Similar leaves also occur in Lactuca sibirica (syn: Sonchus maritimus Pall. ex Ledeb.) but with blue flower heads

Sonchus wightianus DC.

Just saw FBI, S. maritimus is reported from Peshawar. leaves entire or sparingly sinuate-toothed. It should be OK as S. maritimus.



References: Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  GCC  IPNI GBIF (with type specimen) Flora of Israel Online

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