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Wild Lettuce

Lactuca serriola

Description:

Yellow ,thistle like. Seed pods were fluffy like cotton balls.

Habitat:

totally wild . Foothills.

2 Species ID Suggestions

orlavic
orlavic 8 years ago
Dundelion
None
DerrickLK
DerrickLK 8 years ago
lettuce
Lactuca sp. Lactuca


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3 Comments

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

dw33zy,the biggest differentiating factor between the two is that, Dandelions have leaves that are basal and form a floret kind of shape at the base.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

dw33zy ,I am very grateful for your feedback. I have been puzzling over this plant because it does not look like Dandelion to me.Thnx

DerrickLK
DerrickLK 8 years ago

This plant's flower looks like a dandelion's, though it is not. Many plants in the sunflower family have flowers that look like this (ray flowers) and white fluffs (pappus) when they mature. It looks like some kind of wild lettuce (Lactuca genus) to me but I am not completely sure.

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

California, USA

Spotted on Feb 14, 2012
Submitted on Feb 14, 2012

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