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Plant Identification: Some kind of wild lettuce (lactuca)

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dakk21
Rijeka
Croatia

March 28, 2013
7:16 PM

Post #9465403

Hello all! First message here!

And I need identification!

This looks like some form of wild lettuce, but I belive it is not, due to "hairy" flower base... it started growing on itself on my window in a jar, it is now 30-40 cm high, has two yellow flowers, but I belive it will have more, if you can help me, I'd be thankful!!!

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vngarden
Seattle, WA

March 28, 2013
7:21 PM

Post #9465409

Sonchus oleraceus?
dakk21
Rijeka
Croatia

March 28, 2013
8:13 PM

Post #9465445

on wikipedia's picture, it looks like that, but the leaf isn't really like on wiki picture... but you're probably right...?
vngarden
Seattle, WA

March 28, 2013
8:20 PM

Post #9465452

I think there is a variation on the leaf shape and I am usually wrong.
dakk21
Rijeka
Croatia

March 28, 2013
8:25 PM

Post #9465454

Too bad it will rain few more days so the flower won't open fully, I'd like to take a pic then to be sure. I can eat a leaf though, but I'm afraid :)
vngarden
Seattle, WA

March 28, 2013
8:41 PM

Post #9465468

The flowers are insignificant for the purpose of id because it looks like dandelion type of flowers-hypochaeris or taraxacum. You should google images search to see a better fit.

I think it is highly probable that it is indeed a Sonchus oleraceus and if so, it is edible.

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