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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!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.