SOLVED: Unfriendly-looking unknown

Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

Had this plant of questionable charachter volunteer in one of my pots.

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Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

Gotta be one of those Prenanthes sp. that you couldn't ID before...

Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

VV - I can't believe it. Check out this link, 6th photo down. What was the giveaway? Alternate leaves? You deserve some chocolate truffles, even if you got lucky while yanking my chain. It may well be Prenanthes altissima, but I'll leave this up a while to see if there are any added comments.

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

Blind pig...turnip...or truffles.

Ask not what DG can do for you, but what you can do for DG.

Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

Well, the mystery plant has bloomed and illustrated the point that relying on foliage alone for an ID can lead one astray. It definately is NOT a Prenanthes and Viburnum Valley has to give back the chocolate truffles unless he can redeem himself.

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Rosemont, ON(Zone 4a)

It looks a lot like Lapsana communis, a weed from Europe. I'm not going to mention the common name, in case I upset anyone.

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

It looks to me like a Sow Thistle, Sonchus oleraceus:


Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

We weed indeed, and yes, quite common here in Europe :)

Keaau, HI

It looks like the common Sowthistle that grows around here.

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Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

Thanks everyone!

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