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Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca scariola)

Image ID: mtr25

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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
Date:  7/27/2002
Notes: Leaves may be deeply lobed or shallowly toothed.
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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