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What are these plants growing in my butterfly garden?

04/10/2014 3:58 PM

04/11/2014 11:43 AM

These plants are growing in my butterfly garden. I'm not sure what they are, and don't remember them from last year. Any ideas? (I might have a native type of liatris planted there, but have had for several years, and don't remember these leaves.) –– Debbie


From the photo it would appear that the plants growing are a common weed called Prickly Lettuce. It appears to have a leaf structure of the seedling stage. If you want you can leave it a few more weeks and sees what develops. If it’s no acceptable to the garden then remove it. It does not look like liatris. Dennis – Johnson County Extension


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