West Highland Flora

Nipplewort


Lapsana communis

 

Lapsana communis

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

Common in woods, rough ground and sheltered places

Flower diameter c 15 mm

ID: Ray florets few, typically 10-12 (if consistently 5 suspect Wall Lettuce).  No disk florets.  Flower panicle very loose with flowers widely spaced apart.

Other features: Annual.  Lower leaves have 1-3 pairs of lobes below the main part of the blade.

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