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What is this plant?

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    What is this plant?

About fourteen inches high.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Lactuca serriola interacts


Lucy Corrander's picture

Lactuca serriola

Looking up Lactuca serriola on the internet, I am finding plants with jagged edged leaves. Do these develop with age . . . ?

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L. serriola

The lower leaves might be "pinnatifid", according to Rose. The leaves are usually smooth-edged on the specimens I see around here. For example, this iSpot observation:
Maybe there are different subspecies or forms? On the other hand, it's not wise to assume that plant or invertebrate identifications on the web are always right.

Bill Welch

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2 varieties

There are 2 varieties:- serriola and integrifolia which has unlobed leaves.


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Aha, thanks. I will watch out for serriola.


Bill Welch