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spiky lettuce / help me id this - Teasel, Dipsacus sylvestris

 
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ok, so, ive been seeing alot of this guy. havent just went ahead and eaten him yet, but i did chew on some leaves and spit it out. tastes kinda rough and chlorophyll-ish.
the leave are spiky, but not like thistles, they wont draw blood even if you rub them on your face. ive been seeing them starting around april 13th in muncie indiana, growing in fields mostly. grassy places. seen a couple in some gravely areas.

anyway, here it is,









anyway, hopefully this is edible, because it seems tasty.

thanks alot
-joel
 
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sorry the pictures didnt work out. well, i set up a flikr account for the sole purpose of uploading pictures of this spiky lettuce. so, i could just give you the address for that,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95088824@N08/

hopefully that works. im not good with forums and flikr and all that. so, yea.
sorry.
 
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If I had to guess, I'd say it's a young moth mullein (Verbascum blattaria). Letting it flower would give a more definite ID.
 
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thanks man, ill keep my eye out for it and post more pictures.
 
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Looks like Teasel, Dipsacus sylvestris. http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/diwsi.htm
 
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ive been watching this guy waiting for it to bolt and it hasnt yet, but it does appear to be a teasle.
thanks alot man.
 
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and yes, it was teasle (found that out a long time ago, figured id bring about some closure)
thank you
 
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