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Prickly Lettuce

How to Get Rid of Prickly Lettuce

Characteristics

  • Lactuca serriola
  • winter annual weed
  • germination begins at the start of winter
  • 2-7” tall
  • grows as a rosette of basal (leaves are grouped from a central point in a circular shape) during the first year
  • irregularly loped leaves with prickly edges
  • texturally resembles lettuce
  • exudes a milky juice when cut or broken
  • flower heads are yellow and resemble small dandelion  flowers
  • flowering occurs from April through October

Treatment

Selective 

Non-Selective

  • apply during the spring or fall
  • spot treat trouble areas
  • only target unwanted vegetation
  • look for products that contain chemicals such as glyphosate
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