Plant ID forum: It's probably a weed but...

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Chicago Suburbs (Zone 5b)
Apr 30, 2017 8:04 PM CST
I have 3 of these growing close to each other and I know they may be weeds but wanted to check first.
Thanks in advance
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Apr 30, 2017 8:27 PM CST
Maybe Evening Primrose.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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May 1, 2017 6:13 AM CST

I'm wondering if it is prickly lettuce. Can you check for little spines along the midrib on the underside of a leaf, see second picture down in the article link below? There should also be milky sap if you break a leaf off. If you get milky sap but there are no spines under the leaf I might wonder about perennial sow-thistle. If prickly lettuce does not seem to fit can you tell us roughly where the plants are located, just country, state, province will help.

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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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May 1, 2017 9:20 AM CST
Hi blosky2001, Welcome!

Can you give us an idea of where these are growing, city or state? A location might help narrow down an exact ID of what grows in that part of the country.
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Chicago Suburbs (Zone 5b)
May 7, 2017 9:23 PM CST
Sorry, didn't realize more people had responded. I'm in the Chicago suburbs. My mother in law thinks it's a weed :)
There are 3 near each other so I was hesitant to dig them up but they're going bye bye.
Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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May 8, 2017 5:25 AM CST
I'm with's an Oenothera/Evening Primrose of some kind.

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