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What are these plants growing in my butterfly garden?

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

Answer:

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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