This seems to be a common weed and I don't know if it's edible. Is it?
does it have milky sap?
No, it doesn't. I broke the top off and saw that a small flower had emerged. I took a picture of it.
I think it may be Erigeron annuus, or annual fleabane. We called it daisy fleabane in Ohio. The teeth on the leaves are highly variable, but I'm fairly certain that this is annual fleabane. https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/an_fleabane.htm
It's definitely a fleabane. I looked it up in my favorite OLD (but fantastic) Peterson Field Guide--see image. It describes the Erigeron annuus as hairy. The description also described a second, closely related species, Erigeron strigosus. Check this one out: https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/ds_fleabanex.htm
Thank you for the link. I found annual fleabanes with the same leaves that are on this stem. It's nice to know what this plant is and I'm happy that the leaves are edible. I don't view weeds as invasive plants that need to be destroyed. I view them as nature's wild and free nutritious,healing garden. :)
Just be certain that you read the "small print." Some plants are edible in small quantities but can have adverse effects in larger amounts.
Okay. I will. Thank you!