Is this a weed?

Is this a weed?
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skippysje said:

Yes. Some wild species of Lactuca (lettuce). Should exude a milky sap when your break the stem. Prolific seeder.

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Not a Lactuca, but another member (Sonchus oleraceus) of tribe Cichorieae.

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It depends on whether you want it, but it's Sonchus oleraceus (smooth sow thistle), which is generally accounted a weed.

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On Tue, 19 Jun 2012 07:19:03 +0000, skippysje

Sonchus arvensis, field sowthistle, from the looks of it in the photos. Are there rhizomes?
As to whether it's a weed or not... most people do consider it a weed, but if you've got finches and other seed eaters around, they consider it a great delicacy.
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