Taxon  Report   4550 
Lactuca serriola  L.
Prickly lettuce,  Prickly wild lettuce
Lactuca serriola
© 2006 Jennifer Naegele
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Lactuca serriola
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Lactuca serriola
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Lactuca serriola, 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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Lactuca serriola
© 2008 Keir Morse
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 TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Lactuca scariola
More information about  Lactuca serriola
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (LASE)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jun 26, 2016).

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