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Lapsana communis

Nipplewort (Lapsana communis) Other common names: Dock Cress

French names: Lapsane commune

Family: Composite Family (Asteraceae)

Flowers: Summer;  Yellow;  7 or more parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate, Simple

Habitat: Forests

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 372   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: communis: growing in communities

Photographs: 44 photographs available, of which 7 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Nipplewort (Lapsana communis) flower

Nipplewort flower.

Nipplewort (Lapsana communis) flower

Flower not quite as far open, along with flower buds.

Nipplewort (Lapsana communis) leaf

Nipplewort stem leaf.

Nipplewort (Lapsana communis) flower and leaf

Flower and leaves.

Nipplewort (Lapsana communis) plant

A Nipplewort plant.

Nipplewort (Lapsana communis) plant

Another Nipplewort plant, showing leaves.

Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)

Spent flowers in late October.

Range map for Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)

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The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

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