Latin name: Lapsana communis
  Family: Asteraceae
  Common name: nipplewort
  Life cycle: annual, spreading by seed
Habit: Initially a small rosette 8 inches wide, then growing upright to 3 feet
Foliage: Deeply lobed near the base of each leaf, deltoid in shape near the tip.
Flowers: Composite heads with yellow ray flowers.
  Notes: This weed is very common in the Willamette Valley. I've seen it abundantly in fields, drainage ditches, and disturbed areas. This plant gets very little attention considering its prevalence in our area.

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