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Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca scariola)
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Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 2 to 5 ft.
Blooms: June to October
Leaf Type: mixed
Bloom Size: 0.25 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 10 or more parts
Location: Montour Trail
Notes: Leaves may be deeply lobed or shallowly toothed.
More photos of this flower
- Dwarf Dandelion
The prickly lettuce has multiple flowers on a single stem; dwarf dandelion has one flower per stem.
- Wild Lettuce
True to its name, prickly lettuce has spiny leaves, wild lettuce does not.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!