prickly lettuce


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Related to prickly lettuce: Lactuca scariola, Lactuca sativa, Wild lettuce
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Noun1.prickly lettuce - European annual wild lettuce having prickly stemsprickly lettuce - European annual wild lettuce having prickly stems; a troublesome weed in parts of United States
compass flower, compass plant - any of several plants having leaves so arranged on the axis as to indicate the cardinal points of the compass
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Clopyralid is now widely used for the control of sowthistle, fleabane, and prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola) across the farming system so spray survivors cant be allowed to set seed.
Many of the edible weeds related to dandelions, for instance--bristly oxtongue, prickly lettuce, chicory, hairy cat's ear--have spread around the world with people.
The plant most likely to be confused with common sowthisde is prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriold), which is also edible but more bitter.