Weed or letucce?

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Date Photo Taken: 11/12/2018
Location: Morrow, GA
Posted By: Sue Mercado


This plant looked so pretty next to my tomato plant, I thought it was some lettuce I had planted that came back to life. But, even though I added some to my salad, I still wondered. When I saw similar plants around my yard, I thought uh-oh! WEED! I looked it up and came across prickly lettuce and milkweed. Not sure. Please tell me it is safe to eat!


  1. stone Master Identifier says:

    Really need pic of entire plant.
    From what I can see, might be lettuce… Lots of wild varieties, and if you like bitter…

    I pick the growing tips for eating… Less bitter than the larger leaves.

    Good job learning the wild plants, nice way to supplement an otherwise bland diet.

    November 19th, 2018 at 9:58 am

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