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Willowleaf Lettuce

Lactuca saligna L.

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

young plant in rosette stage

▲  young, mature plant, beginning to flower

▲▼ flowering plants

▲ ▼ flowers

▲ leaves of prickly lettuce (left) and willowleaf lettuce (right)

Willowleaf lettuce: 

o   has narrower, sometimes more purplish leaves than prickly lettuce, and may grow taller


o   summer or winter annual with tiny yellow flowers in inflorescence

o   found in similar habitats

o   not spiny



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