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Lactuca serriola

Lactuca serriola
prickly lettuce
Lactuca serriola

Synonym(s) Lactuca scariola
Common name prickly lettuce
Family asteraceae
Life cycle annual/biennial
Flowers yellow
Size 1-4'
Light sun-part shade

One of several similar weeds in our area. In fact, I'm not sure if all the photos on this page are for prickly lettuce - the identifying mark, setting it apart from sowthistles and tall lettuce, is the row of spines along the leaves' midribs.

prickly lettuce

This is a weed in our garden

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