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Looking for help identifying my huge plants!

Posted by ColbyJack 6 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 24, 14 at 16:07

Hello there,

I am trying to find out just what has sprung up in my yard. These guys are monsters, 7-8 feet tall and they only popped up a month or two ago. Any insight as to what I have?


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RE: Looking for help identifying my huge plants!

Here is a closer look at the leaves


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RE: Looking for help identifying my huge plants!

Jack-in-the-dandelion-stalk?? Looks like a huge dandelion.


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Would be funny, the stem is over an inch thick! Here's a closer look at the buds/flowers? on and around the top.


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  • Posted by carrieb 7 Philadelphia (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 24, 14 at 17:22

Lactuca, wild lettuce of some sort?


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Doesn't seem to match Google images for Lactuca, I'm stumped on this one!


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Perhaps Lactuca canadensis? This page also covers Lactuca biennis and Lactuca serriola, with copious details and maps for each species:
http://www.florafinder.com/Species/Lactuca_canadensis.php

If your blooms, pay attention to the flower color, as that varies among the wild lettuces.

[Mind you, I won't swear it isn't some other species entirely!]


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RE: Looking for help identifying my huge plants!

I like Jack in the dandelion stalk.
Yea, it's that.
LOL


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Lactuca canadensis

I think that's it! Looks like the plants shown on this person's website: http://meltonwiggins.com/lettucewild.html

Thanks for the help :)


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if you let it flower and go to seed... you will be enjoying many more next year ...

ken


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