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Miked's 205th spot submitted on 29th July 2009

Observed: 27th July 2009 By: miked
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 MG 1453
 MG 1454
Description:

tall (2m) plant in the dunes

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Great lettuce (Lactuca virosa) interacts

Comments

bobthebirder's picture

lettuce

This is our native lettuce. Prickly lettuce is similar and more common, but is a more delicate-looking and paler plant, with leaves more often oval-shaped, never as vicious-looking as here, and rarely as tall as this.

Bob Ford

the naturalist man's picture

Lettuce

I don't know if it is the same for greater lettuce but the leaves of prickly lettuce are supposed to point roughly north and south, hence another common name is the compass plant.

Greater lettuce has a milky white sap which is poisonous. It used to be used as a sedative.

Graham Banwell

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