Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1893

Forb
Biennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont, Mountains, & GA Coastal Plain)

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

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lactuca hirsuta +   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-07-004:
Lactuca hirsuta   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Lettuce