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Wall Lettuce

Mycelis muralis

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Many tiny but well-spaced but yellow flowers clustered together at the top of the plant. Flowerheads are comprised of 5 petal-like ray florets.
Fruit:
Narrow, oblong and heavily veined achene. Near black.
Leaves:
Alternate with winged leaf stalks. Pinnate with triangular shaped, toothed lobes. The undersides of the leaves are bluish.
Maximum Size:
150cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves can be eaten raw and make a good addition to salads.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Dock-cress.
Habitats:
Farmland, meadows, riverbanks, rocks, walls, wasteland, woodland.