Wild Lettuce (Lactuca canadensis)


Asteraceae/Compositae (ASTER/COMPOSITE FAMILY)

A stout annual or biennial to 2-7 feet tall. Flowers are pale yellow with long beaked achenes with 1 rib on each side. Leaves are alternate, simple, triangular-ovate 3-8″ long. Bloom times: July thru September. Found in fields and roadsides. The milky latex of wild lettuce was used by American Indians as a remedy for poison ivy.

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