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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Alicia Merriam, a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaides School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, is researching the common sowthistle and prickly lettuce to help improve management of these weeds in lentil crops in southern Australia.
Bitter, pungent, and detoxifying, they include dandelion greens, purslane, ramps, sorrel, lamb's quarters, chickweed, chicory, shepherd's purse, escarole, fiddleheads, wild prickly lettuce, mache, nettles, frisee, sour grass, and onion grass.
The plant most likely to be confused with common sowthisde is prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriold), which is also edible but more bitter.