Plant ID forum: What is this plant?

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Jun 5, 2017 3:29 PM CST
Hi There,

My sister recently bought a house and in the planters, we found this plant. The leaves look very similar to arugula but the leaf itself is a lot thicker and bigger than the ones we find at the market. It doesn't smell like arugula and when you break it off the stem, white milky sap comes out.

I desperately need your help to identify what this plant is!
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Jun 5, 2017 4:28 PM CST
Is it me or does this plant look monstrous next to that window. At first I thought this might be a type of Kale but it looks far too big for that.
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Jun 5, 2017 4:30 PM CST
Don't know what it is. If you did not plant it...please do not consider eating it. Get rid of it and plant something you like. Thumbs up
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Jun 5, 2017 5:06 PM CST
Name: Sue
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Jun 5, 2017 5:16 PM CST
stone said:Lactuca.

That's what I was thinking but it looks so dense. I wonder if it is fasciated?

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Jun 5, 2017 5:16 PM CST
I think that's it - but which one?
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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Jun 5, 2017 6:23 PM CST
My first thought was some sort of Wild Lettuce

Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola) is said to grow to 4 feet in height.

Lactuca virosa is said to attain heights of 6 feet and I imagine there may be others that also grow tall.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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Jun 5, 2017 7:29 PM CST
I can vouch for the size of those plants!

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