Species: 

Lactuca serriola

Common Name: 

prickly lettuce

Systems Affected (standardized): 

disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

ALL

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Impacts: 

This plant is now naturalized over most of North America. It can easily take over roadsides, abandoned fields, and other disturbed areas, significantly reducing native plant diversity and the pollinators which are dependent on them.

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

accidentally introduced into North America in the late 1890s, possibly as a contaminant in seed.

Info Blurb: 

Can easily take over roadsides, abandoned fields, and other disturbed areas, significantly reducing native plant diversity. Accidentally introduced, possibly as a contaminant in seed.

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

BS

Present in OK?

Present in Bordering States?

OK, TX, NM, CO, KS, MO, AR, LA

Has Legal Status in BS?

NONE