Calflora
Taxon  Report   10034    
Lactuca sativa  L.
Garden lettuce
Lactuca sativa
© 2009 Barry Rice
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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.

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)



point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Lactuca sativa
© 2009 Barry Rice
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Lactuca
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lactuca scariola var. integrata
PLANTS: Lactuca scariola var. integrifolia
More information about  Lactuca sativa
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (LASA3)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2018).

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