Nipplewort - Lapsana communis
Short to tall hairy plant without milky latex. Stems leafy, erect to 1.2 metres, branched or unbranched. Leaves oval toothed often lobed at the base. Flowerheads yellow, 10 to 20 mm in a lax branched panicle all the florets rayed.
Waste and disturbed ground, roadsides.
June to October.
Very common throughout Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 591 of the 617 tetrads.
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