Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Life cycle:Biennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun
Water Preferences:Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height:12 inches to 48 inches
Leaves:Unusual foliage color
Other: Prickly
Flowers:Showy
Flower Color:Yellow
Bloom Size:Under 1"
Flower Time:Spring
Summer
Fall
Underground structures:Taproot
Uses:Salad greens
Cooked greens
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts:Stem
Leaves
Eating Methods:Raw
Cooked
Resistances:Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds:Self fertile
Pollinators:Self
Bees
Miscellaneous:Tolerates poor soil

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Double checking by Soapmom79Jul 7, 2017 3:43 PM5
What is this plant? by buxbyJun 5, 2017 7:29 PM7
Still hunting milkweed...is this it? by IJsbrandtGASep 4, 2016 10:24 PM32
New to this forum by charleymcdowellAug 12, 2016 7:57 AM2
lactuca (wild lettuce) by robbyjoe01Jul 6, 2016 9:25 PM2
Sow Thistle (Sonchus asper) by Catmint20906Jun 21, 2015 3:58 PM7
Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola) by frankrichards16May 10, 2015 9:30 PM9
Cirsium? by SCButtercupApr 3, 2015 5:58 PM17
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032Nov 20, 2017 1:42 PM11,414
Any ideas? by threegardenersJul 5, 2013 2:47 AM27

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