zeta7 said:It looks like whut we call milkweed down here, if you break off a leaf milk runs out. Their spiney to, use gloves to pull'um up. When the flowers open up they look like a little white puff ball, kinda like a dandelion.
zeta7 said:Gardener2493, thank ya Ma'am....i tryed....
Oh, the plant in your photo? It is a wild lettuce - not a true milkweed.
When referring to plants by their common or regional names, I'm not sure that anything can be called a "true" anything.
My mom was British and a lifelong gardener. She used to call some weedy plant "milkweed" that was neither Asclepias nor what Zeta posted. Last year on NGA there was an argument that got quite nasty between an American and a Brit Gardener about what milkweed was. The misunderstanding could have been avoided if one of them had looked up the binomial designation.
hawkeye_daddy said:@Gardener2493, yes I am. I would cite the publication Weeds of the North Central States as my reference material. Albert Lea is not that far away from where I live, and I've pulled a lot of prickly lettuce in my time.