Blue Wood Lettuce—Edible Weeds

Wild lettuce comes in many varieties and is hard to identify. It is important to refer to guidebooks or local foraging experts to identify plants. Please look at our posts as starting points, not as definitive references on plants.
_HKR1490_tall_blue_lettuce_3Blue wood lettuce or tall blue lettuce, Lactuca biennia, is a common species of wild lettuce. The accounts we have read are contradictory: some say it is edible, some not.  The leaves can be very bitter. We use very young leaves in smoothies with other greens. We do not eat this very often.
Like the Canada wild lettuce, this can grow to great heights. The flowering head is very different from Canada wild lettuce.

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