lactuca serriola

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prickly lettuce

prickly lettuce

Looks very similar to Sow Thistle, except the flowers have some white, not pure yellow, and the underside of the leaves have little sharp spiny pricks sticking out all over it. The white latex also good for warts moles skin cancer. Also has a trace amount of opium, so it acts as a mild sedative, tranquilizer and pain killer. The yellow dandelion-like flowers are totally edible. A distinguishable feature of prickly lettuce is that it’s leaves actually turn to face the sun and the whole plant looks like it’s been flattened vertically when the leaves do this. Best eaten when young and small. Eating regular amount relaxes. Eating excessive amounts can cause restlessness and overdosing could shut heart down.(rare). Flowers open early morning and close when it gets hot. I have these in my yard and put the whole plant in blender.
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treatment of unlobed-leaved prickly lettuce, Lactuca serriola L.
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Tabla 5 Umbilico gaditani-Parietarietum judaicae (Parietario-Galion muralis, Parietarietalia, Parietarietea) Na de inventarios 11 Caracteristicas Parietaria judaica V Centranthus ruber III Umbilicus gaditanus II Erigeron karvinskianus II Cymbalaria muralis II Cyrtomiumfalcatum I Antirrhinum majus + Companeras Conyza bonariensis II Bromus rigidus II Lactuca serriola II Hedypnois cretica I Galium aparine I Mercurialis annua I Ageratina adenophora I Nicotiana paniculata I Ademas: Sonchus oleraceus, Sonchus tenerrimus, Aster squamatus, Helminthotheca echioides, Salvia verbenaza, Lolium rigidum, Vulpia myuros, Oxalis pes-caprae, Geranium purpureum, Sonchus congestus, Aeonium arboreum var.
vulgare, Erigeron canadensis, Equisetum arvensis, Eupatorium perfoliatum, Euthamia graminifolia, Glechoma hederacea, Helianthus decapetalus, Lactuca serriola, Lamium purpureum, Lobelia inflata, L.