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simplyshinto Hatfield


Joined: Jun 05, 2011
Posts: 19
I live in Ky.this gets three feet tall with large hollow stem.  My goat loves it. thought maybe wild lettuce but really unsure and need help identifying this. thanks a bunch!


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wildeyes McCoy


Joined: Feb 05, 2011
Posts: 56
Looks like a wild lettuce to me.
Leila Rich
steward

Joined: May 24, 2010
Posts: 3464
Location: Wellington, New Zealand. Temperate, coastal, sandy, windy,
    
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Milk-thistle type thing?
ronie dee


Joined: Mar 04, 2009
Posts: 584
Location: Cosby MO
    
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Wild lettuce


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rockguy Hatfield


Joined: Dec 20, 2009
Posts: 148
If wild lettuce is growing in full sun, the leaves turn to face the sun as it moves across the sky. Does it do that?
christine lawson


Joined: Jun 01, 2011
Posts: 34
Location: West Quebec

  Does it have a milky, sticky sap?
simplyshinto Hatfield


Joined: Jun 05, 2011
Posts: 19
Yes it has milky sap that gets sticky as it dries. I havnt observed if it follows the sun. It actually gets up to 6 ft. so far. No flowers yet. Thanks everyone for the help with this plant.
Chris MacCarlson


Joined: Sep 02, 2010
Posts: 55
Location: Missoula
More specifically - Prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola).  Apparently, the milky sap is a very mild analgesic, if you can collect enough of it....

It's a common garden weed out West, too.
 
 
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