Some sort of wild thing

Blalack77May 30, 2014

What is this? I have reason to believe that it's some sort of Lactuca, but I'm wondering, if it is indeed Lactuca, what species it is.

Aside from the picture, all I really know is that it releases white sap when cut or broken.

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Milk thistle, Sonchus sp?

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 3:04PM
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xiangirl zone 4/5 Nebraska(5)

Most thistle have beautiful flowers, but are considered weeds (especially in crop fields). Don't let the seeds spread if you don't want 1000 little/big babies coming up next year.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 4:10PM
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If I recall from last year, these end up having some kind of flowers on them later in the year.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 5:16PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Are there small prickles along the backs of the leaves? Although the lower leaves on your plant look very much like Sow Thistle, Sonchus, the upper leaves look more like a Lactuca. Both would have milky sap. Can you post again when they flower?

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 3:34AM
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