Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


788

Forb
Annual/Biennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in mesic & dry-mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lactuca floridana var. floridana   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-07-007:
Lactuca floridana   FAMILY Asteraceae_

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Lactuca floridana var. villosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Woodland Lettuce