Tag Archives: Lactuca biennis

09.03.2019 Chicory

The subject of roadside weeds the other day brought up some similarities between Wild Lettuce-Lactuca spp and Chicory-Cichorium intybus. Wild Lettuce is a native while Chicory is alien.  Both are prolific, can be added to salads (among other things),  have … Continue reading

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08.29.2019 Beauty when seen close

Tall Blue Lettuce-Lactuca biennis Those white puffs at the top, like dandelion seed heads, release hundreds of tiny air borne genetic puffs which enable the plant to proliferate. They pop up all over our yard.  Although edible we haven’t considered … Continue reading

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