Plant ID forum: lactuca (wild lettuce)

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Name: robbyjoe01
Wichita, KS (Zone 6b)
Retired man. born in 1960.
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robbyjoe01
Jul 6, 2016 8:19 PM CST
I know this is probably not lactuca virosa (wild lettuce) but could Lt be in the lactuca family. I've already nibble on some. Bitter no effect.


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Thank-you
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
Jul 6, 2016 8:40 PM CST
Maybe Lactuca serriola - prickly lettuce. Just because it has 'lettuce' in its name doesn't make it edible.

How did you manage to retire if you were born in 1960? You are just a young 'un!


Name: robbyjoe01
Wichita, KS (Zone 6b)
Retired man. born in 1960.
Plant and/or Seed Trader
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robbyjoe01
Jul 6, 2016 9:25 PM CST
Oh that is so cool. Prickly lettuce is the first must have plant I posted on my profile. Thought I might have collected it two years ago and have been adding it to my diet since. Been sorta of an argument here over it with a garden gal who raises dandelions to make jelly. Definitely gonna keep growing it and seed saving. Next year I'm gonna be raising some Lactuca virosa if anyone is interested
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