Prickly lettuce, Lactuca serriola L, non-native
- a dicot in the Asteraceae family -
prickly lettuce can be deeply lobed or lobelesshere is s lobeless specimen
common in dry, sunny locations throughout the preserve
flowering occurs July through September
prickly lettuce flowers are very small  - 1/3 inch or less acrossin the night landscape, mature prickly lettuce looks like a group of aliens

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