Lapsana communis L.
Family: Asteraceae
common nipplewort,  more...
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Etymology: Lapsana: Dioscorides used this name for "wild mustard"
Plants: erect, annual, 1/2'- 5' tall forb with milky juice; slightly reddish stems with white glandular hairs
Leaves: alternate, lower leaves with a large end-lobe; set apart, 2 shallow lobes near the slightly winged, hairy stalk; upper leaves smaller, unlobed
Flowers: head with 18-20 pale yellow rays with blunt, 5-toothed tips; inflorescence of several to many heads in loose clusters on bare stalks; blooms June-Sept.
Fruits: smooth, curved dry seed with no fluffy pappus
Habitat: shade; moist; woods, fields, disturbed sites
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized; potentially invasive
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PNW Weed Management Handbook  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Kurt Stüber  
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