Identifying Unknown Plants/Unknown plant
QUESTION: Hi! Could you please advise if this is a weed, or a flowering plant? Trying to determine if I should pull it up or leave it.
ANSWER: Hi Jen,
From the picture, it appears to be a type of leaf lettuce. I'd be eating it now. The older it gets, and the hotter the temperature, lettuce gets bitter-tasting.
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QUESTION: Wow, thanks so much! The seeds from my neighbors garden must have gotten transported over to mine. I would have never guessed it was lettuce - it looks so different from in the store!
Is it possible to move the plants without killing them off? While I wouldn't mind growing and eating my own veg, the front garden's not really the right place for it :)
Hold off on moving those - now that I'm looking at the picture again, I think I was wrong. I think those may be poppies. Whatever it is, it's about to flower, which will confirm one way or the other what it is. Lettuce has a whiter sap and tiny, yellow, dandelion type flowers. Poppies form a larger flower head, and are mauve-pink. The latex from poppies is light orange. Do let me know what it turns out to be!