Lactuca canadensis from Jesse in SC

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The plant has been growing for about two months. It is over 7 feet tall with small yellow flowers. Leaves are untoothed with a few lobes. Detail photo of leaf included.

Hi Jesse,

your plant is a wild lettuce, Lactuca canadensis, a rather common native.  It looks like you have good fertile soil! They do normally grow tall, though.


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS


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