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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lactuca saligna   FAMILY Asteraceae_   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lactuca saligna   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lactuca saligna

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-07-002:
Lactuca saligna   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

COMMON NAME:
Willowleaf Lettuce


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image of Lactuca saligna, Willowleaf Lettuce

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lasa_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lactuca saligna   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lactuca saligna   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lactuca saligna

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-07-002:
Lactuca saligna   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

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1895

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe

Rare, as well as waif(s), in GA-NC-SC; more common northward

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed ground, perhaps associated with circumneutral soils, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

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

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf midrib smooth or remotely spinulose below

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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