Carolinas and Georgia

1893

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Lactuca hirsuta   FAMILY Asteraceae_

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lactuca hirsuta var. sanguinea   FAMILY Asteraceae_

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Lactuca hirsuta var. hirsuta

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-07-004:
Lactuca hirsuta   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Lactuca hirsuta

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Wood Lettuce, Downy Lettuce, Hairy Lettuce


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Look for it in forests and along forest edges, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Biennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere

 

partial shade

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: Orange-yellow/Blue
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Lactuca hirsuta   FAMILY Asteraceae_

Red Wood Lettuce, Downy Lettuce, Hairy Lettuce