Patagonia Wildflowers
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prickly lettuce
Lactuca serriola
Lactuca serriola
prickly lettuce Aster Family
Lactuca serriola Asteraceae
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English common names
  •prickly lettuce
  •compass plant
Spanish common names
  •pie de pájaro
  •lechuga silvestre
accepted scientific name
  •Lactuca serriola L.
rules for finding collection records
  •Lactuca scariola (0)
  •Lactuca serriola (205)
family name
  • Asteraceae
Image Author: ©2003-2014 John Hilty, Illinois Wildflowers
Image License: Author's permission
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is 0.25 to 0.5 inches
Number of ray petals: 12 to 20
Leaf: Alternate, Simple
Plant Observed beginning of August thru 2nd week of March
Native to Eurasia

How Likely at this Location (34%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
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