Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


789

Forb
Annual/Biennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

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

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lactuca serriola   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-07-001:
Lactuca scariola   FAMILY Asteraceae_

GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Lactuca serriola var. integrata

 

COMMON NAME:
Prickly Lettuce