unknown plant... similar to dandelion

Discussion in 'Plant and Tree Identification' started by wizzard, May 6, 2005.

  1. wizzard

    wizzard future nomad

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    no idea what this is.... it has leaves similar to a dandelion, but there have been no flowers, and it is quite large

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    any ideas? and is it edible?


    thanx in advance
     
  2. Tater'sPa

    Tater'sPa Well-Known Member

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    Looks like wild lettuce
     

  3. wizzard

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    i thought it looked like wild letuce also.... but i have only seen about 2 pics on the web that said wild letuce and resembled this plant..... does wild letuce have hairs or burrs on the bottom of the spine?

    would you happen to know a genus name or something like that? so i can look it up in an encyclopedia
     
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    Wildcrofthollow Well-Known Member

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    Looks like great blue lettuce to me. If it has spines on the underside of the veins of the leaf I would say that is likely. Genus name is Lactuca. species is biennis if it is great blue lettuce or canadensis if it is Wild lettuce. Hard to tell from just a pic.

    David