Wednesday, September 20, 2023


 It's Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog!  Today's flower is one that is a bit hard to get for me, I usually see it after it blooms when the flowers turn to puffballs like a Dandelion.  This is Wild Lettuce which, to me, looks nothing like lettuce.  It blooms July through September.  Native Americans used it for a variety of reasons, one of which is eating the greens, so there you go 😄.  They also used the milky substance it has to treat Poison Ivy sores.  I need to try that the next time I get it.  It's also known as Canada Lettuce.


  1. Can't say I've heard of wild or Canada lettuce 🙄 Looking at the pictures on the web of it, I think it's a bit like sow thistle, but the blooms aren't the same. I see people picking dandelions, maybe some are picking wild/Canada lettuce

    1. Might be in your area since Canada is in one of the names but you never know.