Taxon  Report   4551 
Lactuca tatarica  (L.) C. A. Mey.  ssp. pulchella  Stebbins
Blue lettuce
Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella
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Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella
© 2012 Richard Spellenberg
Genus: Lactuca
Parent Record Lactuca tatarica
Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Lactuca tatarica var. pulchella
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Mulgedium oblongifolium
ICPN: Mulgedium pulchellum
ICPN: Lactuca tatarica var. pulchella
More information about  Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 21, 2018).

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