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Details:
  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Northeast

  • City

    Bowdoin

  • State

    Maine

  • Posted by

    biomom

Notes:

Well over 7 feet tall, very large but thin arrow shaped leaves with these odd clusters of green pods and very tiny dark flowers. No clue after much searching. It has seeded itself and while easy to pull out, very prolific!

Comments

  • biomom Registered says:

    Yes, that is it! I looked it up using your suggestion and it is a Lactuca canadensis. Had no idea there were species of wild lettuce that could be so tall. Thanks for your help, it was driving me crazy trying to ID it!

    February 19th, 2015 at 7:40am

  • Julie Registered says:

    Thank you Jim. I went looking at images of wild lettuce and that is it- Lactuca canadensis. it had me stumped for 2 years! Had no idea it could get so tall.

    February 18th, 2015 at 10:54pm

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Looks like a species of wild lettuce to me. Should have milky sap.

    February 18th, 2015 at 2:37pm

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