The rosette of jagged leaves hints that this plant is probably related to the common dandelion, but I didn’t know for sure…
so I left it growing.
After a bit of time, a tall stem rises from the centre & produces a mist of tiny yellow flowers that are more like a daisy than a dandelion.
Not a weed?
I kinda like the cloud of yellow daisy flowers ‘floating” 3 feet above the ground.
But they don’t last long…
then they’re just messy looking.
And I’m not keen on the foliage.
Overall, Wall lettuce is not all that decorative…
Mycelis muralis is native to Turkey & other European areas. Wildlife in the Mediterranean evolved using this plant.
Not so in North America. Wall lettuce is still new to the wildlife here. If I want more beneficials & pollinators in our garden I’d be further ahead adding more native plants that the wildlife enjoy & depends on.
So, in our garden, wall lettuce is a weed.
Other plants that might be considered ‘weeds’: