Definition of Lactuca serriola
1. Noun. European annual wild lettuce having prickly stems; a troublesome weed in parts of United States.
Generic synonyms: Compass Flower, Compass Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Lactuca Serriola
Literary usage of Lactuca serriola
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"... lactuca serriola L. Prickly lettuce Herbaceous annual Fields, woods, strip mines, roadsides and dumps. ..."
2. Weeds of the North Central States edited by Lloyd M. Wax, Richard S. Fawcett, Duane Isely (1999)
"PRICKLY LETTUCE (lactuca serriola) p. 224 50. Midvein not prickly; leaves horizontal; heads more than 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) in diameter. ..."