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Plant ID - Prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola)

 
                                          
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I live in Ky.this gets three feet tall with large hollow stem.  My goat loves it. thought maybe wild lettuce but really unsure and need help identifying this. thanks a bunch!
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Looks like a wild lettuce to me.
 
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Milk-thistle type thing?
 
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Wild lettuce
 
                                
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If wild lettuce is growing in full sun, the leaves turn to face the sun as it moves across the sky. Does it do that?
 
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  Does it have a milky, sticky sap?
 
                                          
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Yes it has milky sap that gets sticky as it dries. I havnt observed if it follows the sun. It actually gets up to 6 ft. so far. No flowers yet. Thanks everyone for the help with this plant.
 
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More specifically - Prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola).  Apparently, the milky sap is a very mild analgesic, if you can collect enough of it....

It's a common garden weed out West, too.
 
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