Taxon  Report   4552 
Lactuca virosa  L.
Bitter lettuce,  Poison wild lettuce
Lactuca virosa
© 2014 Neal Kramer
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Lactuca virosa
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Lactuca virosa
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Lactuca virosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Lactuca virosa
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Lactuca
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Coastal Prairie
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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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:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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