Carolinas and Georgia

787

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lactuca canadensis   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lactuca canadensis   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-07-003:
Lactuca canadensis   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

COMMON NAME:
American Wild Lettuce, Canada Lettuce


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Look for it in fields, on roadsides, disturbed ground, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual/Biennial

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

Common

 

full sun

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Achene

 

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



Lactuca canadensis   FAMILY Asteraceae_

American Wild Lettuce, Canada Lettuce