Taxon  Report   10034 
Lactuca sativa  L.
Garden lettuce
Lactuca sativa
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Lactuca sativa
© Ordano 2004 California Academy of Sciences
Lactuca sativa
© Ordano 2005 California Academy of Sciences
Lactuca sativa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Plant Characteristics
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Lactuca sativa
© 2009 Barry Rice
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Lactuca
Communities:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Lactuca scariola var. integrata
PLANTS: Lactuca scariola var. integrifolia
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 07, 2016).

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