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Prickly Lettuce

Lactuca serriola

Erect annual or biennial plant with long taproot and milky sap. Leaves have short spines along the bottom of the central vein. Leaves can be entire or pinnate, with prickly margins. Flower is small, pale yellow and ligulate. Seeds similar to dandelion.

Plant Details

Habitat Notescommercial ag lands, livestock feeding areas, rights-of-way, meadows
Mature Height1-6ft
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