Taxon  Report   10034    
Lactuca sativa  L.
Garden lettuce
Lactuca sativa
© 2009 Barry Rice
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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.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Lactuca sativa
© 2009 Barry Rice
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
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).